Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. Temer and the GDP, a Hen's Flight Por Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Crowed about as the end to recession by President Michel Temer, the modest growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Brazil in the first trimester of 2017 was compared by economists with a hen''s flight. Constitutional Bill To Be Approved in Referendum, Maduro Says Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has announced that a referendum to approve the new constitutional text that generates the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will be included in the election rules of this process. Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, a Bet on the Future Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Many wonder today why to call a National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela, taking into account that the 1999 Constitution, promoted by Commander Hugo Chavez, was one of the most complete and advanced in the world. More Than 80 Percent of Venezuelans Reject Opposition´s Violence Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) About 81 percent of Venezuelans have rejected the violent demonstrations generated in several areas of the country by extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition, a survey conducted by Hinterlaces revealed. Cuba's Advise Asked in Chile for a New Medical School Santiago, Chile, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The University of Atacama, in northern Chile, has held talks with Cuban ambassador here, Adolfo Curbelo, to discuss the island''s possible collaboration in the opening of a medical school. China To Host BRICS Media Forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Dialogue to Solve Colombian Teachers' Stoppage Without Results Bogotá, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) As in a game of chess, leaders of the stoppage of Colombian teachers and the Ministry of Education, a strike that extends for 26 days, move today their pieces without success in the dialogue to find a solution. Brazilian People Shout Direct Vote Now and Temer Out Brasilia, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Demands for direct elections and the dismissal of president Michel Temer ''do not have an owner they are a cry of the Brazilian people'', asserted Leo Madeira, presenter of the rally taking place today in Sao Paulo under those banners. Increased Business Opportunities between Ecuador and Russia Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador increased business opportunities with Russia after signing agreements and presenting achievements at the 21st International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, said diplomatic sources today. Bolivia Loses more than 100 Million USD Due to Chilean Strike La Paz, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia had a loss of more than $100 million USD due to the 10-day strike staged by Chilean customs officers, President Evo Morales posted today on his Twitter account. I Do Not Regret Expelling the DEA from Bolivia, Says Evo Morales La Paz, June 4 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the US military allowed it to regain Bolivia''s economic and political sovereignty. Young Man Victim of Hate Crime Dies in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Ernesto Villegas, announced the death of Orlando Figuera, a young Venezuelan victim of a hate crime, due to a cardiopulmonary strike on Saturday night. Wide Participation in Brazilian Robotics Olympiad 03 de junio de 2017, 11:22Brasilia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 thousand students of primary, secondary, medium and technical schools encouraged the initial phase of the 11th edition of the Brazilian Olympiad of Robotics , today local press media said. Three Argentine Provinces Will Hold Legislative Elections Buenos Aires, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) On the road to parliamentary elections in October, the electoral campaign in Argentina is nowadays in full swing with the elections on Sunday in three provinces La Rioja, Chaco and Corrientes. Paraguay Might Approve Marijuana for Medical Use Asuncion, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Most of the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay is quite positive for the approval of decriminalizing marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) for medical use, local officials reported. US Secretary of State, Brazilian FM Met in Washington 02 de junio de 2017, 16:14Washington, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Brazilian Foreign Minister Alyoso Nunes Ferreira held talks today in this capital on relations between their countries. President Evo Morales Opens Congres of Movement to Socialism 02 de junio de 2017, 15:13La Paz, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The economic growth is the great strength of the Movement to Socialism (MAS), stated Bolivian President Evo Morales Friday, when inaugurating the MAS 9th Congress in the department of Cochabamba. Ecuador Calls for a Global Alliance Against Poverty at Monaco Forum United Nations, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian ambassador to the United Nations, Horacio Sevilla, has proposed at the 15th International Forum in Monaco of the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA) to set up a global alliance against poverty and hunger, diplomatic sources stressed here today. World People's Conference in Bolivia Invites Intl. Politicians La Paz, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the participation of renowned politicians from Latin America and Europe at the World People's Conference scheduled for June in the department of Cochabamba. Maduro Calls to Strengthen Social Revolution in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Government''s path has to be the path of the popular social revolution, asserted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a working meeting with the Council of Vice-Presidents at the Miraflores Palace ). Chile Calls CELAC's Meeting at UN on US Climate Policy By Fausto Triana Uruguayan Organizations Voiced Support to Colombian Peace Process Montevideo, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Social, trade union, community, cultural and human rights organizations from Uruguay have expressed their total support to the peace process in Colombia and demanded the Government to fulfil the agreements signed in Havana. Michelle Bachelet Steps up Chile's Pledge to Climate Change Santiago, Chile, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has stepped up today her nation''s pledges to Paris Climate Change Agreements, stressing that this is a top priority for the future of the world. OAS Did Not Recognize Lies against Venezuela, Says Foreign Minister Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Those who sought to control Venezuela by allying with the violent opposition failed because the lies this group seeks to uphold have no support'', said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez. Judge Killed in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Administrative Judge of Appeal Nelson Moncada Gomez was shot dead as he attempted to bypass a barricade in this capital city, said an official source today. Evo Morales to Chair UN Security Council Debate United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Head of State, Evo Morales, will chair a UN Security Council session on June 6 on preventive diplomacy and transboundary waters, ambassador Sacha Llorenti announced today. Raul Castro Urges to Denounce Aggression against Venezuela Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President Raul Castro has laid stress on the need to denounce the aggression, sanctions and interference against Venezuela, action taken in a bid to topple the constitutional government of that nation. Peruvian Committee of Tribute to Che Highlights Fidel's Legacy Lima, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The historic legacy of Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro and his close ties with Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara were highlighted at a meeting of the Peruvian committee of tributes to Che. 1,214 Uruguayans Remain Displaced by Heavy Floods Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of displaced people in Uruguay due to flooding amounted to 1,214 and is concentrated in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Cerro Largo, reported today the National Emergency System (Sinae). Venezuela: Henrique Capriles Is Involved in Odebrecht's Bribes Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A top executive of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in Venezuela, Euzenando Azevedo, pointed to the extreme right-wing opposition leader Henrique Capriles as a beneficiary of illegal financing for his presidential campaign in 2012. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. Shark Marked in Chile Appears in New Zealand Santiago de Chile, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The blue shark, of oceanic and migratory customs, honored its characteristics and a specimen marked in Chile on March 23, 2016 appeared in New Zealand on May 12, 2017. Island States Demand UN Commitment to Protect Oceans By Waldo Mendiluza Bolivia Assumes Presidency of the UN Security Council United Nations, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia assumes today the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council in the midst of serious conflicts and challenges for world peace. Colombian Teachers-Government Dialogue Still Whithout Progress Bogota, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian teachers'' stoppage reaches its 22nd day, while the dialogue with the government continues without progress, and teachers call to the third ''takeover'' for next June 6. ALBA, CARICOM Defeat Anti-Venezuelan Plans at OAS Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The voice and morals of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been imposed at the OAS, Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said. Smoking Affects 22% of People over 15 Years Old in Uruguay Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) In Uruguay 22 percent of the population over 15 years old suffers from smoking, although there is a slow downward trend. FAO-Celac Partnership with Leading Role in El Salvador Santiago de Chile, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean ambassador to Chile, Victor Manuel Valle, on behalf of the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish), and the FAO Regional Representative, Julio Berdegué, agreed on a cooperation agenda. President of Costa Rican Party Criticizes Venezuelan Opposition San Jose, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Patricia Mora, president and MP from the Frente Amplio (FA) party, said today that Costa Rica can not be influence by the opposition to the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while denouncing the growing foreign interference in that country. Russia Expresses Concern over Venezuelan Extreme Right-Wing Violence Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Russia has expressed concern today about the violence triggered by the extreme right-wing in Venezuela against schools, hospitals and means of transportation, as well as against supporters of the Government, and called for resuming national dialogue. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. Jamaica Safeguards Reggae Legacy Kingston, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange reported today that the government is promoting actions to safeguard the legacy of reggae music as a patrimonial treasure of this Caribbean nation, reported The Gleaner newspaper today. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Eighty Eight Years After Jorge Ricardo Masetti's Birth Por Maylin VidalBuenos Aires, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Eighty-eight years after his birth, the ideas of the Argentinean journalist and revolutionary Jorge Ricardo Masetti, the founder and first general director of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina, are more present than ever. Michel Temer's Failed Castling Por Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Put on the rack by a businessman whom he secretly received at the Jaburu Palace and later accused of being a loudmouth, Michel Temer is now upset by a failed government castling. Colombian Teachers Striking Again Bogota, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) called today for another ''strike of capital''s cities'', while maintaining such protests for more than two weeks throughout the national territory. Bolivian President thanks Chinese Donation of Surveillance Cameras La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales thanked the Chinese ambassador to Bolivia, Wu Yuanshan, today for the donation of 570 surveillance cameras to strengthen the people''s security in the Andean-Amazonian nation. Violent Groups in Venezuela Consume Banned Drug Captagon Caracas, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Members of violent groups financed by extreme right-wing opposition parties in Venezuela are consuming a drug commercially known as Captagon, Matrizur website denounced. Bolivia Bets on Germany, UK for New Airport La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Government pins hope that Germany and the United Kingdom finance the construction of the new intercontinental airport Viru Viru Hub in the city of Santa Cruz, public works minister Milton Claros said. Bolivia: 2,500 Delegates to the World Peoples Summit La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,500 delegates will take part in the World Peoples Summit to be held next month in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba, reported Bolivian Minister of Coordination with the Social Movements Alfredo Rada. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. European Union and Chile Tackle Cooperation Issues Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on issues of integration and current regional policy. Venezuelan People on the Street Defending Nicolas Maduro Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan people are on the street defending Nicolas. It is the shout that is heard today in the capital from early hours in response to attempts by opposition extremist groups to bring violence to the center of the city. Uruguayan President Calls for Global Nuclear Disarmament Vienna, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez called here today for world nuclear disarmament and warned of the real danger of a confrontation under the current circumstances. Venezuela Vows to Protect Public Order Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of People´s Power for Interior Relations and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has today assessed the plans for the protection and restitution of public order, together with heads of strategic police regions and other security authorities. Crisis around Temer Increases Uncertainty over Brazilian Economy Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The uncertainty indicator of the Brazilian economy surged to 9.3 points in May, after denunciations of obstruction of justice and corruption weighing on Brazilian President Michel Temer, said Getulio Vargas Foundation Wednesday. President Evo Announces Construction of Nuclear Medicine Centers La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today the construction in Bolivia of three nuclear medicine facilities to do research that will help cure diseases such as cancer. Cuba to Attend OCLAE Andean Meeting in Bogota Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Andean region of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Organization of Students (OCLAE) will be held at the National University in Bogotá on Thursday and Friday. Latin American Art Invades UNESCO Headquarters in Paris Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, sculptures, photographs and numerous works created by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean now invade UNESCO''s headquarters in this capital, as part of the activities of the Week dedicated to that region. Colombian Govt. Resumes Dialogue with Teachers Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) resumed the talks on Tuesday to end the strike of teachers that started 20 days ago in public schools nationwide. Colombian Gov't, Strike Leaders Work for Agreement in Buenaventura Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A commission from the Colombian government and the leaders of the strike committee has reached an agreement in the last hours to end the 16-day civic strike in Buenaventura. Cuban Capital to Host International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Festival Danzón Habana 2017 will be held from June 21 to 25 in this capital, where participants will pay homage to the musician and composer Dámaso Pérez Prado on the centenary of his birth, local media informed today. Bolivia Has the Most Stable Economy in South America, Minister Says La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Luis Arce said today that in the midst of an adverse international scenario, Bolivia consolidated as the country with the highest growth in South America for the fourth year under the presidency of Evo Morales. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). More than 40 Countries to Brazil Investment Forum 2017 Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from more than 40 countries and 22 economic sectors confirmed their participation in the Brazil Investment Forum 2017 (FIB), which opens its doors today in the populous city of Sao Paulo. Special Anti-terrorism Security Command Created in Venezuela Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the creation of a special anti-terrorist security command, which will guarantee the peace of all Venezuelans. Brazilians want Michel Temer to resign More than 150 thousand Brazilian arrived in the capital of that country to demand the removal of President Michel Temer as well as direct elections. A few hours after the demonstration began the police forces repression started and the government called the federal forces to act. Ecuador's President Urges to Debate on Changes for Communication Law Quito, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuador´s President, Lenin Moreno, has today urged the local media to get to an agreement on their proposals for the Communication Law. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Jorge Marcelo Faurie Named New Foreign Minister of Argentina Buenos Aires, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s current ambassador to Paris, Jorge Marcelo Faurie, was named the new Foreign Minister of this southern nation, replacing Susana Malcorra, who left office for personal reasons but will continue as an advisor. Terrorists Moral Judgment Probed in Psychology Test Washington, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A project aiming to ''scientifically understand the mindset of terrorists'' has published insights that the scientists say could have implications for terror prevention. Cuban First Vice President Concludes Visit to Bolivia Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has concluded today an official visit to Bolivia, where he met with President Evo Morales and other top leaders, and paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Demand Release of Bolivian Detainees in Chile La Paz, May 29 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales thanked today the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Rigoberta Menchú and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who are in favor of the release of the nine Bolivians detained in Iquique, Chile. Venezuelans March in Defense of Peace, Constituent Assembly Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Followers of the Bolivarian revolution will march today from the Carabobo park up to Miraflores Palace (Government headquarters) in favor of a Constituent National Assembly, against violence and in defense of peace. Protests Damage Venezuelan Economy, Businesspeople Say Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a survey published here today, 81.2 percent of Venezuelan businesspeople say that the protests organized by the extreme right-wing opposition will have negative consequences on the country. Latin American Culture Celebrated at UNESCO Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The thinking and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean are currently being celebrated at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where a Week dedicated to that region begins. Brazil Popular Front Proposes Emergency Plan Brasilia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Faced with the aggravation of the political, social and institutional crisis that the country is going through, the Brazil Popular Front launches today a so-called '' People''s Emergency Plan'' in the city of Sao Paulo. Venezuela: From Hatred to War Is Just One Small Step Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 28 (Prensa Latina) There exists the perception among some Venezuelans today that the government has reached its limit of tolerance, so a strong response is necessary to those who promote terrorism and hatred among people. Ombudsman Condemns Hate Crime in Venezuela Caracas, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Ombudsman Tarek William Saab demanded exemplary sanctions for those responsible for a disgusting hate crime committed against a former Venezuelan official who was tortured and killed by a mob in the state of Lara. Cubans Provide Solidarity at Bolivian Health Fair La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Professionals from the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia are providing solidarity on Sunday at the ExpoSalud 2017 fair, where they are offering free services to patients with limited resources. Colombian President Signs Decrees on Peace Agreements Bogota, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed four decrees in the past few hours, followed by others that he must sign today regarding the peace agreements with the FARC-EP. Cuban First Vice President to Visit La Higuera Vallegrande, Bolivia, May 28 (Prensa Latina) On Sunday, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit the town of La Higuera, at the foothills of The Andes, where he will deposit a wreath at the monument to guerrilla Commander Ernesto Che Guevara. Cuban President Meets FARC-EP Top Leader Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro met with the top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleon Jimenez, who is concluding his visit to Cuba. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) Cuban Vice President Arrived in Bolivian City of Santa Cruz 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:39Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in this city as part of an official visit to Bolivia, where he will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara´s death in combat. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles By Maylin Vidal Perez Esquivel Calls for Resistance in 12th Felap Congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:50Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace prizewinner from Argentina Adolfo Perez Esquivel urged today all specialists attending the 12th Congress of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (Felap) not to lose capacity for resistance to continue the struggle. Cuban, Bolivian Govts. Strengthen Ties of Brotherhood 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:39La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, agreed today to strengthen ties between the two countries to face the right-wing attack in Latin America. Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Highlights Fidel Castro's Historic Legacy 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:37Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro continues giving us energy for the upcoming battles, stated today the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, at the opening of the 4th International Congress of African, American and Caribbean Winsdom. Cuba and Bolivia Reiterate Willingness to Increase Cooperation 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:26La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) First Deputy President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated today his country´s willingness to increase economic and business collaboration with Bolivia, following a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart Alvaro Garcia Linera. Moving Tribute to Fidel Castro in FELAP Congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:58Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Applause and cheers for the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, during the opening ceremony of the 12th Congress of the Federation of Latin American Journalists (FELAP), with the attendance of delegates from all over the region. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Former President Rafael Correa Condition Improving Quito, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, hospitalized in this capital due to pneumonia'', has shown a favorable evolution, according to reports from the medical team in charge of him. Venezuela Denounces Use of Children in Violent Protests Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced at the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), the use of children and adolescents in the actions of hatred and violence carried out by extreme right-wing opposition groups for more than 50 days. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. Cuba Confirms its Fraternity with Ecuador Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Following the Cuban official visit to Ecuador, described as emotional, the Cuba´s first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has confirmed that both nations are joined by ties of friendship and brotherhood. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. Chile Imposes Anti-terror Law in the South Santiago de Chile, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Public Ministry decided today to impose the Anti-Terror Law in the southern region of La Araucanía following incendiary attacks occurred in past few hours. Hooded men shot drivers of two trucks and set fire to five other vehicles in the municipalities of Ercilla and Victoria, some 580 kilometers south of Santiago, according to police reports. Over 400 People Arrested in the Venezuelan state of Anzoategui Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI), Sergio Rivero, has today confirmed that over 400 people linked to violent acts were arrested from April 19 to date in the northern part of the Anzoategui. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Business Fair Ends in Cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Call in Venezuela to Counter Media Campaigns with the Truth Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The deputy minister for International Communication, William Castillo, called today to deploy a global campaign to explain the reality of Venezuela and counter the systematic attacks and criminalization of this South American nation. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. Former Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Hospitalized with Pneumonia Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is today at the ‘Carlos Andrade Marin'' Hospital, of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute, where he will remain until he gets better of pneumonia diagnosed by specialists from that institution. Venezuela: An Analysis of the Aggression Por Luis Beaton*Caracas (Prensa Latina) Due to many reasons, Venezuela is today the focus of analysts, fortunetellers and a wide range of speakers and writers who brag about knowing what is going on in this country, some of them are paid from the north, hundreds kilometers from here, and others live the everyday reality of a convulsed country. Marches in Bolivian Cities Demanding Release of Detainees in Chile La Paz, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from the city of El Alto to the historic center of La Paz to demand the release of the nine compatriots unjustly detained in Chile since March 19. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. Cristina Fernandez Dedicates Emotional Words for Correa Buenos Aires, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former president Cristina Fernandez dedicated emotional words to Rafael Correa, who ended his presidential mandate in Ecuador Wednesday. Jorge Glas Receives Vice-Presidency of Ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Engineer Jorge Glas Espinel received today the vice presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, in an event held in the main building of the National Assembly. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Venezuela to Continue Marches to Support Constitutional Process Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice-President in charge of the economy, Ramón Lobo, said today that the people of the South American nation will continue to mobilize to support and accompany the constitutional process summoned by President Nicolás Maduro. Chile's Frente Amplio Wants to Build Dialogue with Citizens Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Founded less than a year ago, but with a surprising popularity, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) wants to build a bridge of dialogue with citizens and to introduce itself as an alternative in November''s presidential election. Regional Elections in Venezuela Slated for December 10 Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (NEC) has reportedly slated for December 10 elections for governors and regional legislative councils. Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Majority in Ecuador Describes President Correa's Management as Good 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:47Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 62.50 percent of the Ecuadorian population described today the 10-year presidential term of Rafael Correa as positive, a day before president elect Lenin Moreno assumes the presidency. Ecuadorian President-elect Announces Members of his Cabinet 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno has today announced on Twitter the names and positions of those officials who will form the executive committee from tomorrow, when he takes on as head of state of Ecuador. Venezuelan People Responsible for Protecting Bolivarian Revolution 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:53Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice-President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, has today said that people must protect the Bolivarian Revolution to guarantee respect for all Venezuelans´ rights. Cuban 1st Vice President Arrives in Ecuador for Moreno's Inauguration 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:41Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, arrived here Tuesday to participate in the Presidential Inauguration of Ecuador''s President-Elect Lenin Moreno Wednesday. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Violent Groups Vandalize Public Institutions in Barinas Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups linked to the ultra-right opposition sectors in Venezuela have vandalized the headquarters of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Barinas, in addition to generating fires and destruction in other public institutions. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. 9,000 Community Works Opened by Bolivia Changes, Evo Delivers Program La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) About 9,000 community projects have been opened in Bolivia during the last 10 years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has today said upon opening a teaching institution at El Chaco community, in the municipality of Sucre. NCA to Create Important Bridges to Dialogue in Venezuela Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The presidential commission for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) has created important bridges to dialogue with several sectors in Venezuela, according to Elias Jaua, who is leading the efforts for a peace process in Venezuela. Evo Warns OAS Secretary-General to Take a Closer Look to Brazil La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today questioned Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary-General, for obsessing with Venezuela and not taking a closer look to Brazil, which is wrapped up in a crisis over corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. Colombian Guerrilla to Celebrate 53 Years of Peace Talks Bogota, May 22 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez announced today that the Colombian guerrilla will celebrate the 53 years of its foundation with a talk about the peace process in one of the places where it is concentrated to disarm itself. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. José Martí Garden, is a Heart Beat of Cuba in Colombia Bogotá, May 22 (Prensa Latina) José Martí Garden, which today hosts some 300 children from a Bogota neighborhood, brought together educators, parents, and children who remembered the legacy of the writer and patriot distinguished as Cuba''s National Hero. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. New Block of Leftist Organizations Presented in Peru Lima, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The birth of a new leftist bloc, named Juntos por el Peru (Together for Peru), was confirmed today by its members, including the two communist parties and other progressive groups that intend to compete united in the electoral field. USA Finances Destabilizing Campaigns in Venezuela Por By Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of influential right-wing politicians and artists in Venezuela are involved in programs funded by the United States government to stimulate violent actions aimed at overthrowing the Bolivarian government. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Uribe´s Apology Worse than his Offense, Says Colombia Senator Bogota, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Cepeda, Senator from the Polo Democratico Alternativo party, said today that the apology issued by Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe is worse than his offense. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Argentine Court Denies 2x1 Benefit to another Convict Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo thanked the Federal Court of Justice for its decision to deny the benefit of the so-called 2x1 law to a convict of kidnapping, disappearance, and torture. Caricom Ratifies Support for Venezuela 19 de mayo de 2017, 15:28Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Community of the Caribbean (Caricom) said that no pressure would make it withdraw the support for Venezuela, given the crisis triggered by the extreme right-wing, said today the website Caribbean 360. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Sampaoli, Argentina's New Coach Madrid, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer trainer Jorge Sampaoli announced today he will stop directing the Seville club, of the Spanish Soccer League, to become the DT of the Argentinean selection. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. Venezuela Remains Firm in Fight against Economic Warfare Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is strongly facing an economic warfare sponsored by foreign powers with complicity with the domestic right-wing opposition, which is striving to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Temer Clings to Mandate with Expiration Date Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer, haunted by the biggest political scandal that has shaken Brazil, is clinging to a mandate that experts here consider is closed to its expiration date: June 6. Venezuelan FM Rejects US Sanctions against Judges Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department against eight judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of this South American nation. Cuba Sets Out Its Experience in Drug Policies at CELAC-EU Meeting Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Claudio Ramos, director of the Cuban Ministry of Justice´s International Relations, has today set out the nation''s experiences in drug policy at the High-Level Meeting of CELAC-EU Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism. Lava Jato Ex-Rapporteur´s Son Calls for Temer´s Impeachment Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Francisco Zavascki, son of the anti-corruption Lava Jato operation ex-rapporteur Teori Zavascki, has today called for Brazilian President Michel Temer´s impeachment and also said that his father could have been assassinated. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs was Inaugurated in Argentina Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Pedro Villagra ratified today his country''s fight against drug trafficking by leaving open the sessions of the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union On drugs. Evo Morales Greets Freed Puerto Rican Independence Activist La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has welcomed today the release of Puerto Rican independence activist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, after spending nearly 36 years at a U.S. prison. Colombian Paramilitary Groups Plot Against Venezuela Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrests of six Colombian paramilitary elements during vandalistic acts perpetrated by the right-wing opposition on Tuesday in the state of Tachira confirms denunciations of the participation of these groups in the aggression against the Venezuelan people. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. Venezuela's Opposition Was Accused of Promoting an Armed Insurgency Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Eduardo Piñate, accused today extremist sectors of the Democratic Unity Roundtable of promoting an armed insurgency in the South American nation. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Cuba, Suriname to Discuss Issues on Child Protection Paramaribo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Suriname and Cuba will exchange experiences to solve the problems of comprehensive protection of children and adolescents, diplomatic sources in the island reported today. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Venezuelan Minister Announces Detention of Colombian Paramilitaries Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol announced today the arrest of six Colombian paramilitaries who participated in the vandal acts perpetrated on the eve of extremist factions of the right in Táchira state. Bolivian Senate Passes Growing Subsidies for the Elderly La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Senate has today passed a bill to increase the Dignity Income, a subsidy granted by local Government to the elderly. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Bolivia Changed with Hydrocarbon Nationalization, Says President La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asserted today that nationalizing hydrocarbons had changed for good the situation in Bolivia, putting the benefits of the sector in the interest of the people. UN Security Council Holds Venezuela Consultations United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council holds today its first closed-door consultations on the situation in Venezuela, a meeting requested by the United States. Cuban Doctors Carry Love, Health to Ecuador Communities Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 17 (Prensa Latina) A program to bring culture and well-being to the most remote communities in Ecuador develops Primary Health Care Technicians (TAPS) and members of the Cuban Medical Mission in that South American country. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Venezuela Celebrates Release of Puerto Rican Fighter Lopez Rivera Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has celebrated today the definitive release of leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 35 years in U.S prison for fighting for the independence in Puerto Rico. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Venezuelan FM Accuses Opposition Activist of Favoring Interference Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused today the opposition activist Lilian Tintory of making a tour to promote interference by international organizations or foreign powers in the South American nation. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Pledge to Peace United Nations, May 16, (Prensa Latina)The UN Security Council has today acknowledged Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) pledge to peace, following an official visit to the South American nation to assess their compliance with the agreement aimed at stopping the internal conflict. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Attacks against Police in Venezuelan Tachira State Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Governor of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Jose Gregorio Vielma, denounced today several attacks and acts of violence carried out against police authorities in that territory, and the perpetrators were supposed opposition activists. Morales Deplores OAS Silence on Killing of Mexican Journalist La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales deplored today the silence of Luis Almagro, Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), on the killing of Mexican journalist Javier Valdes. Ecuador's Soon-to-be President to Rule from Dialogue Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno, when receiving his credentials from the National Electoral Council (CNE), said that he considered himself as the president of all and will be the president of the dialogue. Rafael Correa Welcomes Colombian Peace Teams, ELN Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa welcomed today the leaders of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) team involved in negotiations for a peace agreement in the South American country. Uruguay Reveals Evidences of CIA Participation in Espionage Montevideo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Investigation Commission created in Uruguay to investigate espionage during the democratic period, Gerardo Núñez, revealed that there are indications of CIA participation in those events, which were extended until 2004. Possible Annulment of Temer's Presidency to Go to Court Next Week Brasilia, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The possible annulment of the winning pair in the 2014 elections, made up of former President Dilma Rousseff and incumbent President Michel Temer, will be submitted again to the Supreme Electoral Court (SEC) next week. Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Public Ministry of Venezuela reported today that it is assessing environmental damage on the country''s eastern coasts following Petrotrin''s oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad & Tobago. Venezuela Wants to Keep Peace, Says Bolivarian Mayor Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The true victory of the Bolivarian Revolution lies in keeping peace, said the mayor of the Caracas municipality of Libertadores, Jorge Rodriguez, on his program ''Politica en el Divan (Politics on the Couch), broadcast by Venezolana de Television on Monday night. Bolivian and Brazil to Sign Memorandum for Bi-Oceanic Railway La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Public Works Minister Milton Claros reported that brazil would sign the official memorandum to join the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway project in coming days. Spain, Ecuador Dismantle Powerful Drug Trafficking Network Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Ecuadorean authorities arrested 24 suspected drug traffickers during a joint operation in which they confiscated more than 5,5 tons of cocaine, the Spanish government informed today. Considered a MUD Error to Ignore Constituent Process in Venezuela Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Patria Para Todos party, Pablo Alvarado, stated today that the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) is making a political mistake by refusing to participate in the constitutional process convened by Venezuela''s President Nicolás Maduro. Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. Key Phase to Submit Peace Laws in Colombian Congress Starts Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Today, the Colombian government will start an offensive in Congress to take advantage of the last month of the fast track used to submit the so-called peace laws. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. Argentina Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts as of today two world conferences on drugs, including the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Colombian Plan Increases to Replace Coca Plantations Bogota, May 14 (Prensa Latina) With the inclusion of Guaviare farmers, the Colombian program aimed at replacing illicit crops with other plantations is nowadays covering three departments of the nation, an initiative promoted by the Colombian Government and FARC-EP. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Ecuador to Destroy Over 4,000 Kilograms of Drugs Quito, May 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 4,200 kilograms of drugs seized in different operations by the Ministry of the Interior of Ecuador will be destroyed in the next few days, according to the joint command of the Armed Forces. More Than 100 Cuban Collaborators at Bolivia Health Fair 13 de mayo de 2017, 19:01La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Cuban collaborators from 30 specialties are participating on Saturday and Sunday in the health fair that is taking place at the Valle Hermoso Hospital, in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. Anti-crime Plans to Be Activated along Bolivia-Brazil Border La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Brazil agreed to activate a plan to fight criminal gangs that operate on their common border and are linked to drug trafficking, arms smuggling, aggravated robberies and other crimes. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. Deputies Demand Answer from Spain after Attack on Embassy Building 12 de mayo de 2017, 17:53Madrid, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Deputies from several Venezuelan political parties demanded today the appearance in the Spanish Parliament of Mariano Rajoy''s Government delegate to Madrid after the attack against a premise of the Venezuelan embassy in this capital. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Details on Venezuelan Opposition's Attack on a School Come to Light Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Francisco de Miranda school, Ramon Navarro, explained to the media today some details on the attack by right-wing opposition groups to this educational center located inside La Carlota airbase in this capital. Colombian Program to Replace Coca Plantations Begins Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) In order to eradicate gradually the coca economy in Colombia, a national program began today, aimed at replacing the illegal crops with other plantations, with the cooperation of countryside workers and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Electoral Service Approves Candidatures for Elections in Chile Santiago, Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Electoral Service (SERVEL) officially approved today the candidatures registered by two political coalitions for the presidential primaries, scheduled for July 2. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Venezuela Condemns US official's Statement Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government repudiated today a statement by the acting assistant of secretary in the in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Francisco L. Palmieri, considering them it disrespectful and interfering. Children, Bombs and Lack of Scruples of Venezuelan Right Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of poor Venezuelan children to make homemade bombs that the extreme right-wing opposition groups use as weapons in their demonstrations against the government was denounced here by different media organizations. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Bolivia Begins Construction of New Cableway La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cable Transportation company Bolivia''s Cableway reportedly began laying a new orange line that will join the Main Station with Villarroel Square of this city. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. Chile to Sell Cannabis-Based Medicines for the First Time Santiago de Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Cannabis sativa (marijuana)-based medicines will be sold for the first time in Chile to treat different types of cancer, Parkinson or fibromyalgia on doctor''s order. Uruguay and Palestine Hold First Political Consultation Meeting Montevideo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Palestine held in this capital the first meeting of the mechanism of Political Consultation mechanism between both States, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry reported today. Civic Strike Starts Off in Colombian Choco Department Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) People living in the Colombian Choco Department have today started off on a civic strike so as to demand improvements in health and education services, higher investments to road repairs and greater security, as reported by local news. Evo Morales: Fighting Contraband Defends Bolivian Economy La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that the mobilization of specialized groups to the border with Chile does not constitute any aggression, but a measure to defend the national economy affected by smuggling. Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Macri Describes as Unfortunate the Application of Law 2x1 Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri described as unfortunate the application of Law 2x1, which benefits people with crimes against humanity, and of which he said to be always against. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Venezuela: Machinations for an Aggression Por Luis Beatón*Caracas (Prensa Latina) There is a real threat of aggression against Venezuela and its people in which a series of elements seem to lead to that end, or at least something is being plotted, according analyses on different developments. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Bolivia Seeks Prompt Release of Detainees in Chile, Minister Says La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is doing everything necessary to achieve, as soon as possible, the release of nine bolivians unjustly detained in Chile, Minister of the Presidency, Rene Martinez, said. Bolivia Begins Refurbishing Stadium for South American Games La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Restoration works of Bolivian stadium Felix Capriles will begin in June 15, at a cost of more than 9.3 million dollars, Finance Secretary of Cochabamba provincial Government, Camilo Torrez, announced today. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU). Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. Bogota will Consult its Citizens on Bullfights 10 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bogota Mayor''s Office is due to conduct a popular consultation on bullfights in Plaza Santamaría, by a decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court, local government sources informed today. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Corruption in Carabineros de Chile Involves Millions of USD 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:03Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A corruption scandal detected in Carabineros de Chile gained importance today, after a public hearing revealed that 43 people had appropriated a figure equivalent to $26 million USD. Colombia to Join Military Exercise with USA, Peru and Brazil 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The armies of Colombia, Brazil and Peru will participate in a military exercise on the border shared by the three countries, with the United States as guest, said sources today. Venezuela Calls for Broad National Discussion 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:27Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The call for a National Constituent Assembly seeks to open a discussion that breaks polarization, political conflict, while hosting a broad exchange to overcome the antagonisms prevailing in our society'', said Elias Jaua in a press conference. Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested in Caracas 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:11Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Executive Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, announced today that Nixon Leal Toro has been arrested, a citizen closely linked to the Primero Justicia (First Justice) opposition party and leader of one of the armed cells operating in this capital. CTB Calls to Occupy Brasilia against Reforms of Michel Temer 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:07Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Confederation of Workers of Brazil (CTB), Adilson Araújo, called on today to occupy Brasilia on May 17 to protest against the reforms promoted by the government of Michel Temer. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Experts From 24 Countries Attend Hematology Congress in Cuba Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries will present their experiences at the 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology, to be held from today until May 12 at Havana''s Convention Center. Colombian Teachers Will Strike Thursday Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education workers (Fecode) announced that its members will join a strike starting from Thursday on when they will take the streets to march. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Bolivia, Brazil to Define Actions Against Transnational Crime La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government minister, Carlos Romero and Brazilian Justice Minister, Osmar Serraglio, will meet to define joint actions against transnational crime. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Colombian President Thanked Ecuador for its Support for Peace Process 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:03Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked today the Ecuadorean Government and people for their support for peace process and particularly for the dialogues with the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN), which have been held since February 7, in Quito. Support to Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Grows, Says PSUV Leader 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:50Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, asserted today that the majority of the country''s citizens support the call by President Nicolas Maduro to a National Constituent Assembly for peace in the nation. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Leader of Tour to Italy Sicily, Italy, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confessed Monday his personal pride and joy for wearing the pink ''maillot'' identifying the current leader of the famous Giro di Italia (Tour to Italy) in its 100th edition this year. Colombian Guerrillas to Debate in Havana on Peace Process 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:33Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) have today arrived in Havana to exchange viewpoints on first peace process agreement conducted by the previous guerrilla with Colombian government. Government Calls on Opposition to Work for Peace in Venezuela 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:31Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Presidential Commission of the National Constituent Assembly, Elías Jaua, called on leaders of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) today to work to ensure peace and economic development in Venezuela. Santos: Colombia Wants to Reinforce Relations with the US 08 de mayo de 2017, 14:48Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assured Monday that the purpose of his visit to Washington on May 18 is to reinforce the relations with the United States, a country which Colombia considers a strategic economic and political partner. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Pope Asks to Dispense Arms for Security on Visit to Colombia 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:14Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis asked that the 1,000 policemen who will take care of his security during the visit to Colombia do so unarmed, national news reported today after a coordination meeting with the Vatican. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Ecuadorian Authorities Beat Drug Trafficking Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) As part of the Ecuadorian Government''s priorities and the plan to fight drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry has dealt another blow to organized crime by seizing a ton of drugs. Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. The Right must Respect Venezuela's Peace, PSUV Leader Affirms 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:33Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, declared today the opposition has the right to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government, but it must respect the Constitution and peace of the nation. Mobile App on Gender Violence Becomes Popular in Argentina 07 de mayo de 2017, 10:53Buenos Aires, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A mobile application that helps to prevent situations of gender violence is becoming more and more popular today in Argentina. Venezuelan Women Reaffirm Support to Bolivarian Government 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:58Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly is the scene for the dialogue, reunion and construction, said Blanca Eekhout, Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, during a march organized today in this capital. Ecuador and Spain Review Financing for Educational Projects 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:38Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Meeting of the Ecuador-Spain Debt Exchange Program, which took place in this capital, allowed both nations to review the those efforts related to the financing for educational projects in this South American nation, according to the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry today. UN Representatives Visit Peace Zone for Colombian Guerrillas 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:34Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors of the member countries of the United Nations Security Council visited today a transit area for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) in the Colombian department of Meta, in order to verify the implementation of the peace agreement. Nearly 40,000 Flights by Boliviana de Aviacion Airline in 2016 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:57La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Boliviana de Aviacion airline (BoA) General Manager Ronald Casso asserted today that the State-run company operated almost 40,000 flights during 2016, including national and international flights. Bolivia and Brazil Sign Memorandums for Urea and Gas Trade 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:07La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sanchez and the governors of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul signed today two memorandums for gas an urea exports from Bolivia. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls on Extreme Right to End Violence Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has called on the right-wing opposition to curb violent actions and join the debate that will be opened with the new National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Catholic Church Welcomes Dialogue Will by Ecuador's President-Elect Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church of Ecuador has welcomed the will for dialogue and search for national consensus promoted by President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, who will take office on May 24th. Violence Leaves 35 Dead and 717 Wounded in Venezuela Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Victims of violence in Venezuela reached 35 dead and 717 wounded, due to clashes generated by opposition groups of the ultrarightk confimed today the Public Ministry or Attorney General''s Office. Designers from 20 Countries to Attend Int'l Congress in Havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Designers from some 20 countries will attend the 9th International Design Congress of Havana from June 7th to 9th, said organizers today. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. About 750 Oppressors Could Benefit from 2X1 Law in Argentina Buenos Aires, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. Scientists Forecast Terrifying Earthquake in Chile Santiago de Chile, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean and French scientists made a terrifying forecast about a future ''dangerous and destructive earthquake'' that would hit the capital city at any time in ten years. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Peruvian Academician Ex-Guerrilla Man Apprecaiates Cuban Decoration Lima, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Sociologist and university professor, former guerrilla man Hector Bejar, expressed today his deep appreciation for the decoration Haydee Santa Maria, awarded to him by the Cuban State for his work of solidarity and for integration. CAF to Support Bi-oceanic Railway La Paz, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Luis Carranza, president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), conveyed his full support for the Bolivian government in regional integration projects, such as the bi-oceanic train to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rejected Seizure, Burning of PDVSA Tanker Truck in Venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Eulogio del Pino, condemned today the kidnapping and burning of a gas tanker truck in Cabudare municipality, Lara state, by violent groups financed by the far right. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. New Sabotage on Power System in Isla Margarita, Venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A new sabotage on the power grid affected all of Island Margarita, state of Nueva España, sdenounced here the minister of Electric Energy, Luis Motta, who accused violent groups steered by the Venezuelan ultra-right of committing it. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Ombudsman's Office in Carabobo, Venezuela, Vandalized Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Ombudsman Tarek William Saab denounced the ombudsman''s office in Valencia, state of Carabobo, was the target of arson and looting by sympathizers of the ultra right wing opposition. Bolivian Senate President Accuses Venezuelan Opposition La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Bolivian Chamber of Senators, Jose Alberto Gonzales, accused today the Venezuelan opposition force of persistently attacking the democratically elected Government of Nicolas Maduro. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Buenos Aires Government, Teachers Unions Still at Odds Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina''s largest and most populated, and the provincial teachers'' unions failed again today to settled a wage hike dispute. The educators ratified a march of protest by mid May. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Constituent Assembly will Enhance Democracy in Venezuela: Elias Jaua Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Constituent National Assembly is the ideal mechanism to solve differences in Venezuela, strengthen democracvy and neutralize violence as political tool, affirmed today Bolivarian leader Elias Jaua. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. First Uruguayan Military Group Returns from Haiti Montevideo, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The first contingent made up of 61 military of the Uruguayan Army deployed in Haiti as part of the UN Stabilization Mission returned to the country, reported the local media. Argentinean Youngsters Create Chess for Blind with 3D Printer Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A group of youngsters from the Argentinean province of Cordoba created a chess for blind with the support of a 3D printer. Venezuela Expresses Alarm over Statements by HR Commissioner Geneva, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, has expressed his alarm over statements issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, which he considered biased. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Evo Morales Says Unity Is the Best Gift for Bolivian Workers 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:51La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that unity and the social achievements made by the 11-year Democratic-Cultural Revolution are the best gifts for Bolivians on the International Workers'' Day. Venezuela to Sanction Universities that Promote Violence 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:16Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hugbel Roa, said today that the Government will take ''pertinent legal actions against those who promote or support violent actions'' in the country. Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Celebrate 40 Years of their First Round Buenos Aires, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are celebrating today four decades of their first round in the struggle to recover their missing children during Argentinean military dictatorship (1976-1983). Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Bolivian President Condemns Permanent Aggression against Venezuela La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the permanent aggression against Venezuela and the interventionist statements by the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Evo Morales to March with Bolivian People on May Day La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will march on May 1 along with the trade unions of the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, after participating in the main event in the Government Palace in that city. Uruguayan Senator Condemns Almagro, OAS Actions Against Venezuela Montevideo, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Senator Leonardo De León, from Broad Front, has condemned actions carried out by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro against Venezuela and highlighted the peace-looking approach of the Venezuelan Government in the national and regional political context. Bolivian Ombudsman Office to Seek Justice for Detainees in Chile La Paz, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ombudsman of Bolivia is working on a campaign in social media in order to join forces to gain the liberation of Bolivian custom officers who are currently detained in Chile. Colombian Gasoline's Prices Rise for the Third Time this Year Bogota, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive month, the Ministry of Mines and Energy decided to increase again the fuel prices, a measure that will come into effect on May 1st. Transition Commissions Begin Working in Ecuador 28 de abril de 2017, 19:57Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing President Rafael Correa and President elect Lenin Moreno led the first meeting for a power transition in Ecuador, which will conclude with the inauguration on May 24th. Brazilian Unions and People are Making History, Says Lula 28 de abril de 2017, 18:33Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian unions and people are making history, asserted today former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during his assessment of the great participation in the general strike against the reforms fostered by Michel Temer. Bachelet Calls for Greater Integration in the Pacific Alliance 28 de abril de 2017, 16:04Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the progress made in the Pacific Alliance (AP) as key to progress towards sustainable economic and social development. Senators Support Campaign to Free Bolivians Arrested in Chile 28 de abril de 2017, 16:01La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Senators of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) supported today an international campaign demanding the release of nine Bolivians unjustly detained in Chile. Chile Rejects US Special Report on Trade 28 de abril de 2017, 15:17Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Directorate (Direcon) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has rejected today the contents of the United States Special Report 301 related to trade. Cuban Ambassador Welcomes Peruvian Parliamentarian Lima, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Peru, Sergio González, received a visit from Congressman Humberto Morales member of Peru''s Frente Amplio to discuss issues of common interest, diplomatic sources informed today. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Chile Hit by Earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. Disenchantment with Coup Lie Activates General Strike in Brazil: CUT Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the contested pension and labor reforms, disillusionment with the coup lie also fuels today''s general strike, branded as the largest in Brazil''s history, according to the country''s trade union leaders. Venezuela's Withdrawal from OAS Claims Bolivarian Ideals Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s withdrawal from the OAS claims the Bolivarian ideals of sovereignty and independence, established in the 1999 Constitution, constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra said here during an interview broadcast by the Venezolana de Television channel. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. Ecuador's Group in Power to attend National Convention May 1 Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Officialist Movement Alianza Pais, which retained power for the next four years in recent elections, prepares its next National Convention scheduled for May 1, International Workers'' Day. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia 28 de abril de 2017, 03:23La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center 'Disarmament of FARC-EP will Conclude in a Month,' Says Santos Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed, while praising that the Congress passed the law for the incorporation of that organization into the political life. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. Venezuela Breaks Monroe Doctrine Chains Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that her country broke the chains of the Monroe doctrine, the US theory that suggests that America is for the United States. Paraguay Readies Shelters for Street People Due to Cold Weather Asuncion, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) has activated its winter operation for the Paraguayans homeless by enabling shelters to protect them, due to the current low temperatures. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. Brazilian Trade Unions Ready for General Strike Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s main trade union are finalizing today the details of the general strike scheduled for Friday, which could become the largest in the last three decades. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. Bachelet Attends 'Tarnished' Anniversary of Chilean Carabineers Santiago de Chile, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Corps of Carabineers, a day tinged with a millionaire fraud and allegations of corruption. Peace Bills Advance in Colombian Congress Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of the legislative act for the political reinstatement of the FARC-EP, the Colombian Congress is now proceeding with the rules for implementing the historic peace agreement signed at the end of 2016. Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, supported actions taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to begin the process of withdrawal of this South American nation from the OAS. French Academics Refute Media Distortion over Latin America Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one hundred academics in France have rejected the way in which various French media address today the reality of Latin America, with a treatment marked by disinformation, simplification, and caricature, as reported. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Venezuela Denounces OAS Secretary General's Meddling Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced what it considers meddling actions by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Uruguayan diplomat Luis Almagro, against sovereign principles of the bloc''s member nations. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia ALBA Secretary Warns about US Expansionist Policy La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The general-secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), David Choquehuanca, said today that the countries with natural resources were in danger of being intervened by the United States. Venezuelan Government Officials and Youths March for Peace Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Organized people is the antidote to stop actions by the Venezuelan right, said today the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, during the march organized by bolivarian youths. UN Concerned over Assassination of Social Leader in Brazil Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the United Nations has voiced today grave concern over the assassination of regional leader of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers from Brazil (MST), Silvino Nunes Gouveia who was riddled with bullets at his house on Sunday. Venezuela on the Verge of Quitting the OAS Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gave instructions to Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez to begin the process of Venezuela''s withdrawal from the Organization of American States (OAS) as a result of arbitrary decisions made by its leadership. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. Colombian Guerrilla Denounces Failures and Paramilitary Siege Bogotá, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian guerrilla commander Carlos Antonio Lozada warned of failures in the implementation of the peace pact and denounced that paramilitary groups are persecuting and murdering relatives of members of the Colombian insurgent movement now in full disarmament. President Santos Supervises Reconstruction of Areas Hit by Landslides Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is currently supervising the restoration work in the city of Manizales, capital of Caldas, devastated by landslides that killed 17 people and left hundreds of people homeless. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. CELAC FMs Summoned to Discuss Venezuela San Salvador, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador convened today an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for next week to analyze the current situation in Venezuela. Chilean Public Poll Shows People's Preference for President Bachelet Santiago de Chile, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has maintained 25 percent of approval for 12 consecutive weeks, according to the weekly poll by Plaza Publica Cadem. Venezuelan Right Accused of Coup Attempt Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, accused today the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) of attempting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro in a cowardly and continuous manner. Colombian President: Avalanches Left 328 Dead and 69 Missing in Mocoa Bogota, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated today that the avalanches earlier this month left 328 dead in Mocoa, including more than 100 minors and 69 missing others. Venezuela Begins Legal Arbitration in Mercosur Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela announced today the beginning of a legal process in the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), following the conclusion of all mechanisms for political dialogue in the direct negotiations with the rest of country members of the bloc. Argentinean Senate Declares Emergency in Flooded Areas Buenos Aires, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean Senate passed the declaration of emergency for several provinces strongly affected by heavy rains in the past weeks, with 58 votes in favor, giving unanimous support to an initiative that will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies. Bolivian Vice President Highlights Government Achievements La Paz, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera has today stated that President Evo Morales, in 11 years in office, has made dreams come true for many Bolivians who had been forgotten by previous governments. Venezuelans United will Overcome Violence, Says Minister Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Municipalities and Social Movements Aristóbulo Isturiz urged today to unity and popular mobilization to ''defeat the tendency for violence and the interventionist attitude of the right in Venezuela.'' Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. Amnesties and Pardons for FARC-EP in Hands of Colombian Judges Bogota, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The execution judges settled in Bogota must reply today to some 1,200 applications for amnesties and pardons for FARC-EP guerrillas under the present peace agreement. Dilma Rousseff: Return of Neoliberalism Attempts against Democracy 24 de abril de 2017, 16:15Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s president, Dilma Rousseff, warned today that the return of neoliberalism in Latin America would be very bad for democracy and the fight against corruption. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. General Motors Not Expropiated in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Security Minister Francisco Torrealba asserted today that those who accuse Venezuela''s Government of confiscating the properties of the General Motors (GM) company are lying. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Ecuador Hosts Meeting of Ibero-American Justice Ministers Quito, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 21 countries have began today the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries (COMIJIB) to discuss issues of interest in judicial and penitentiary matters. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. Hearing in Panama for Extradition of Culprit in EP Petroecuador Quito, 24 (Prensa Latina) The hearing for evaluation of the request of extradition against Arturo Pinzon, sentenced in the corruption case Petroecuador, will be held on May 3 in Panama, according to the Ecuadorian Attorney General''s Office. Venezuelan Opposition Determined to Cause Civil War Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition, led by the the so-called Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), is determined to cause a civil war in the country , socialist leader Elias Jaua warned today. Bolivian President Deplores Increase of the US Military Expenditure La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President deplored today the US Government decision to increase in more than $54 billion USD the budget for the arms race. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Colombian Justice has its Eyes on Spanish Company Triple A 22 de abril de 2017, 14:16Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Spanish subsidiary Triple A, dedicated to aqueduct cleaning faces an investigation demanded by the General Prosecution of Colombia, revealed Caracol Radio. Temer and the Coup: Confession of Guilt Brasilia (Prensa Latina) The eve of the day a year ago that many in Brazil will remember as ''Day of Shame'', Michel Temer recognizes now that the coup perpetrated against constitutional President Dilma Rousseff, was a consequence of not submitting to Eduardo Cunha''s blackmail. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. French Government Hails Agreement to End Strike in Guiana 22 de abril de 2017, 12:02Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve welcomed today the signing of the agreement in Guiana aimed at ending a general strike that paralyzed the French overseas department for a month. Odebrecht presents Evidence of Mega Tip Endorsed by Temer 22 de abril de 2017, 11:58Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Odebrecht group presented to investigators of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato documents that would verify today the payment of a mega tip agreed in the presence of the then president of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) Michel Temer. Colombia: Heavy Rains Leave Damages and Raise Alert 22 de abril de 2017, 11:14Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains of April left thousands fatalities and damages in Colombia, which laments the fatal victims left in Mocoa, Manizales and Choco, while nine departments are still on alert today for the bad weather prevailing. Trip to the Sixth Continent: Antarctica By Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Magellan Strait (Prensa Latina) Some time ago I was lucky to visit South Africa and Australia. Then I had the idea I had traveled to the end of the world. The reason is very simple, frequently we forget Antarctica exists. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Bolivia Calls on UN to Save Mother Earth 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58United Nations, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has called on the United Nations today to preserve motherland by promoting the culture of life, which he considered an alternative to consumerism imposed by the West. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Gangs Hired by the Right-wing Attack Hospital in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said today that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked the mother and child hospital Hugo Chávez, located in El Valle neighborhood in this capital. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. FARC-EP: There Are Lot of Things to Do in Sites for Guerrillas Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their possession. A Member of the Bolivarian National Guard Is Killed Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A sergeant from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was killed and a colonel was shot and wounded as a result of the violence generated by ultra-right groups in Venezuela, encouraged by Venezuelan ultra-right parties. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government By Luis Beaton Dilma Rousseff Denies Illegal Payments Use in Electoral Campaign Brasilia, April 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s removed constitutional President, Dilma Rousseff, confirmed that she had never authorized the use of the so-called ''B-Box'', unreported and undeclared financial resources, during her electoral campaign. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Bolivia to Hold International Forum on Alternative Ports La Paz, April 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Marco Antonio Salinas, announced the International Forum on Alternative Ports for Bolivian Foreign Trade, in order to seek alternatives to the export of goods by sea. Guyana Highlights 2017 Gold Production Georgetown, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Guyana extracted 4.62 tons of gold during the first quarter of this year, Labor Minister Raphael Trotman said. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Ecuador: Vote Recount Legitimizes Continuation of Citizen Revolution By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Armed Coup Group Arrested in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has revealed the detention in this capital of a violent armed group, which planned to cause chaos and violence in the popular march convened today by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Brazil: Gone With the Coup Por Moises Perez MokBrasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) One year after the day that various sectors from society agreed on calling the ''Day of Infamy'', Brazil is suffering the horrible consequences of the parliamentary judicial coup against Constitutional President Dilma Rousseff. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). Brazil Records Alarming Increase of Diabetes Cases Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil recorded an alarming increase in the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes in the last 10 years, which now represent almost nine percent of the total Brazilian population, the Public Health Ministry reported. President Maduro Calls to Defend Peace and Democracy 17 de abril de 2017, 18:54Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Monday that Venezuela is living a time of revolution and loyalty, and called for the maintenance of peace and democracy in the nation, in a tribute to the Bolivarian National Militias. Chile will Build International Antarctic Center 17 de abril de 2017, 17:10Santiago de Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Communist Party of Chile Gain Growing Support Santiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party (PC) of Chile has celebrated the growing national support obtained in the re-registration campaign, in which it collected more than 67,000 signatures. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Venezuela Will Always Fight for Peace, says Vice President Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said today that the people will always be striving for maintaining peace to guarantee Venezuela´s economic and social development foundations established by the Bolivarian Revolution. Ecuador Re-emerges from Rubble One Year after the Earthquake 16 de abril de 2017, 11:17Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador commemorates today a year of the earthquake that devastated its coastal region, becoming a world symbol of recovery of nation that has re-emerged from the rubble under the leadership of a government whose priority is the human being. Colombia Grenade Blast Injures 32 16 de abril de 2017, 10:55Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) When Colombia in striving for peace, the explosion of a grenade on Sunday at an establishment in the Colombian municipality of San Pedro, Valle del Cauca, injured 32 people, four of them seriously, the police reported. Foreign Rescuers Search for Missing in Mocoa, Colombia 16 de abril de 2017, 10:27Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan and Ecuadorian rescue teams are helping to search for missing persons in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, devastated by the mudslides of Apr 1, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. Spanish President to Visit Brazil and Uruguay Madrid, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, will kick off an official visit to Brazil and Uruguay next week, his first tour of Latin America after being reelected in October 2016. Venezuela: Perpetrators of Vandalism in State of Miranda Arrested 15 de abril de 2017, 11:50Caracas, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the municipality of Guaicaipuro, Francisco Garces, informed today that three dozen people had been arrested for their participation in vandalistic acts this week in Los Teques, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Miranda. Ecuadorean National Electoral Council Prepares Vote Recounting 15 de abril de 2017, 11:29Quito, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador is preparing all details to start recounting votes on Tuesday, when authorities will review 3,865 protocols from the second round of presidential elections. Vietnam Congratulates Lenin Moreno for Election Victory Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam congratulated Lenin Moreno for his recent victory in Ecuador''s presidential elections, in which he won 51.46 percent of votes, it was reported here today. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli Sevilla, España,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli made enphasis in that he has not say yes to coaching the Argentina team. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Colombia Resumes Search Missions for Those Still Missing in Mocoa Bogota, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rescuers are resuming missions to search for missing persons in the municipality of Mocoa, stricken by mudslides on April 1, after local groups demanded the continuation of such work, confirmed RCN La Radio. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Michel Temer Government Approval Drops to Five Percent 13 de abril de 2017, 19:26Brasilia, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Only five percent of Brazilians describe as positive the Michel Temer administration, according to the results of an opinion survey released today. IOC Ratifies Lima as Host of its September Session 13 de abril de 2017, 18:36Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that the city of Lima, capital of Peru, as the venue of its 130th meeting session in September. Cuba Calls to Support More Events on Critical Medicine Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Pan American Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapies, Agamenón Quintero, called here today to support events such as Urgrav 2017, which benefit patients in the region. Important International Science Congress in Cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Two Dead and One Wounded in Venezuela Violent Protests Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A 13-year-old adolescent and a 36-year-old man lost their lives as a result of gunshot wounds, and another was injured amid violent incidents encouraged by ultra-right groups in Venezuela''s Lara state. Incitement to Violence in Venezuelan Churches Denounced Caracas, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Doris Infante, secretary general of the Victims'' Association (Asovic), of the April 2002 coup accused the Archbishop of Caracas, Jorge Urosa Savino, of inciting violence in several catholic churches of Venezuela. Chilean Police Corruption Outrage Increases Santiago, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The corruption scandal in Chile''s police officers continued to increase, with figures of diversion of resources amounting to about $25.2 million USD and 11 policemen imprisoned. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. Venezuela Condemns OAS Inaction Against Opposition Violence 12 de abril de 2017, 16:15Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López criticized the leadership of the Organization of American States (OAS) today, for being reluctant to condemn vandalic actions carried out by the opposition in recent demonstrations. Vice President of Venezuela Calls on the People to Guarantee Peace 12 de abril de 2017, 16:08Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Aristóbulo Istúriz, stated today that awareness, organization and mobilization will be the people''s main weapons to guarantee peace in Venezuela. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. Bolivian President Resumes Government Activities La Paz, Apr,12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales resumed his activities today at the Government Palace, where he chaired the usual cabinet meeting after several days of rest due to a throat operation in Cuba. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. UNICEF Praises Impact of Bolivian Social Bonds 11 de abril de 2017, 17:36La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said payment of the social bonds Juancito Pinto and Juana Azurduy have had a positive impact on children in this country. Thousands of Chilean Students Protest 11 de abril de 2017, 16:12Santiago de Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of thousands of Chilean students protested Tuesday against a bill designed to establish free learning in higher education, since they consider it is slanted and it is discussed at the back of those interested. Peru: Patients Flock to Cuban Doctors' for Attention 11 de abril de 2017, 14:55Piura, Peru, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The amount of people seeking medical attention by Cuban doctors who came to Peru to lend a helping hand amidst the natural disaster caused by heavy rains and flooding has raised the number of consultations to 4,200. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Venezuelan Ombudsman Calls to Prevent Violence, Respect Constitution Caracas, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab called on the leaders of opposition organizations in Venezuela to respect the Constitution of the Republic to contribute to the country''s stability. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. American Jurists Transparency of Elections in Ecuador Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) have today acknowledged Ecuador''s government and institutions for the transparency of recent presidential elections and congratulated winner Lenin Moreno. Argentine Teachers Strike Again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. Political Map of Chile Adds new Presidential Pre-candidate By Fausto Triana Bolivian Main Cities to Host Book Fair La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca reported that the capitals of departments in the country would host the fair book this month, aimed at encouraging reading in the Bolivian population. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Bolivarian Armed Forces to Guarantee Peace in Venezuela Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino today said that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will guarantee the peace and happiness of all Venezuelan nationals, he live-twittered. UN Secretary General Congratulates Ecuadorian President Elect United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Ecuadorian president-elect Lenin Moreno, and wished him a success in his executive mandate. Ecuador: Ratification of Lenin Moreno's Victory after Data Validation Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, of the governmental Alianza PAIS Movement, was ratified today as the winner of the presidential elections carried out in Ecuador on April 2, after the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the official results. Ecuadorian Electoral Council President Denounces Threats 10 de abril de 2017, 15:52Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, has denounced threats from followers of the opposition group CREO-SUMA, who are inciting people today to cause chaos, after their defeat in the general elections. Ecuadorian Ambassador Highlights inCuba Importance of Integration Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Humanism and solidarity are the cornerstone of fraternal relations between Latin American and Caribbean peoples, said Ecuador''s ambassador to Cuba, Fabian Solano. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. Guatemala: OAS in Trouble for Fighting Venezuela By Isabel Soto Mayedo Exaggerated Dangers in Venezuela Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Exaggerating the dangers that exist today in Venezuela seems to be part of the strategy to root the image of insecurity in order to justify a foreign intervention that will allegedly save the country''s stability. Colombia Triples Average Global Homicide Rate Bogota, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world, with a homicide rate that today triples the average global average, despite advances to conclude the peace process in the country. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Bolivia Condemns US Southern Command Statements on Venezuela La Paz, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resounding condemnation and rejection for the interfering statements made by admiral Kurt W. Tidd, leader of US Southern Command, about Venezuela, seeking to justify actions to destabilize the region. Brazilian Bishops Call for Mobilization Against Retirement Reform 09 de abril de 2017, 10:27Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A note that encourages Christians to mobilize against the reform of the pension system promoted by President Michel Temer today attracts attention in the parishes of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Bolivia Accuses IAPA of Concealing Outrage against Reporters in Chil 08 de abril de 2017, 16:11La Paz, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez criticized the attitude assume by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), after its refusal to make a statement about the outrage committed against journalists from this country in Chile. Fidel Castro Left an Everlasting Legacy, Says Cuban Professor 08 de abril de 2017, 15:31Bogota, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prominent Academician Luis Suarez described today as everlasting the thinking of Cuban revolution founder Fidel Castro, during a meeting held in this capital to honor him. Russia Notifies Suspension of Direct Telephone Line to The Pentagon 07 de abril de 2017, 20:33Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry notified the Pentagon today of the direct telephone communication services for emergencies, especially during missions in Syrian airspace. Venezuela Deplores Interference of US Southern Command Leader 07 de abril de 2017, 17:49Caracas, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela deplored today the statements by admiral Kurt Tidd, leader of the US Southern Command, who suggested a regional solution for an alleged humanitarian crisis. Chile Confirms Communist Party as National Political Organization 07 de abril de 2017, 17:47Santiago de Chile, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Communist Party gained support from important figures and in general, it was formally confirmed as a national organization, with more than 50,000 members so far. Correa Says People´s Victory Defeated Old Ecuador 07 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, said today that Lenin Moreno''s recent people´s electoral victory defeated ''the whole old country.'' Peru: Former President's Son Investigated for Money Laundering 07 de abril de 2017, 16:09Lima, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Attorney Office for Money Laundering opened an investigation into congressman Kenjo Fujimori, son of former President Alberto Fujimori and brother of Keiko, leader of the party Fuerza Popular, which has most seats in the Parliament, said sources today. Colombian Govt. Highlights Demining Agreement with ELN 07 de abril de 2017, 15:21Bogota, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The head of the government negotiators in the dialogues with the ELN, Juan Camilo Restrepo, emphasized today the disposition of that guerrilla to contribute to the demining work in Colombia, agreement derived from the first round of conversations. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Venezuela Urges Solidarity Actions to Halt Coup Caracas, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called on the international community to undertake urgent actions of solidarity with Bolivar''s homeland and to avoid any act of interference that puts at stake the independence and sovereignty. Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. First Cycle of Colombian Government-ELN Peace Negotiations Concludes 06 de abril de 2017, 17:16Sangolqui, Ecuador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The peace negotiators between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) concluded today their first round of talks to put an end to more than 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia. US Strategy to Destabilize Venezuela Denounced in Cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 16:41Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez denounced in this capital that the current situation in his country answers to a strategy by the United States and the right in the continent to isolate and destabilize it. Correa Blames US Hackers for Ecuadorean Elections Attack 06 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has blamed US hackers for the April 2´s National Electoral Council´s webpage offline during presidential elections. New Effort in Bolivia to Reduce Housing Deficit 06 de abril de 2017, 16:02La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera ratified today his Government''s willingness to build new houses to reduce the housing deficit in the country. USA Congratulates Lenin Moreno´s Presidential Election Victory 06 de abril de 2017, 15:37Washington, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States congratulated today Lenin Moreno for his victory in the second round of Ecuador''s presidential election on April 2. Panama Rebuffs OAS Maneuver against Venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 15:23Panama, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 domestic and international personalities and social organizations have signed an open letter -addressed to the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela-, rebuffing the actions taken by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Chilean Columnists Warn of Conspiracy in Venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 11:32Santiago, Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Two well-known Chilean columnists, the lawyer and ex diplomat Eduardo Contreras and the journalist Marcel Garces, warned of a conspiracy against the Venezuelan Government. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Computer Fraud: The New Lie of the Ecuadorean Opposition Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) When the opposition appeared to lack pretexts to accept its defeat in the presidential elections in Ecuador, it is now trying to create a new farce: computer fraud. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Legislative General Elections in Argentina summoned in October Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced that primary legislative elections will be held on August 13, followed two months later on October 22 by general elections. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Uruguay Confirms Participation in Bioceanic Railway 05 de abril de 2017, 17:58La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister for Public Works Milton Claros said today that Uruguay confirmed its participation in the construction of the Central Bioceanic Railway CFBC), an initiative boosted by President Evo Morales. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Commitment 05 de abril de 2017, 17:52United Nations, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The members of the UN Security Council recognized today Colombian government and the FARC-EP commitment to stopping the internal conflict in Colombia. Number of Deaths after Landslides in Colombia Still Rising 05 de abril de 2017, 17:21Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed today that the number of deaths due to landslides in the municipality of Mocoa rose to 293, while around 300 settlers are missing. Debates on Paraguayan Crisis to Continue at Round-Table Discussion 05 de abril de 2017, 15:36Asuncion, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The first session of the round-table discussion called by President Horacio Cartes to give some solutions to the Paraguayan political crisis concluded today with the sole agreement to continue debating on next Friday,. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces Coupist Plan 05 de abril de 2017, 15:33Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez regarded the coupist plan orchestrated by the rightwing opposition of her country, trying to start violence on the streets of the Venezuelan capital. Bolivian FM Said OAS Must Respond its Members´ Interests 05 de abril de 2017, 15:09La Paz, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni stated today at OAS´ Permanent Council Meeting that this agency must respond to the interests of all its members without favoring the richest. Opposition Demonstration Cause Traffic Jams in Ecuadorian Capital 05 de abril de 2017, 15:03Quito, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Closed roads, burned tires and traffic jams are some of the irregularities experienced today in central avenues of the Ecuadorian capital due to demonstrations of the Ecuadorian opposition that refuses to accept its defeat at the polls. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Spanish Parties Abort Statement against Venezuela Madrid, April 5 (Prensa Latina) United We Can and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) frustrated today the pretension of the Spanish conservative government and other parties to approve an institutional declaration on Venezuela in the Congress of Deputies. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Venezuelans on Alert in Light of Coup Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The people and authorities of Venezuela on Tuesday showed that they are prepared to counter the coup plans designed in a script written by several authors who want to break the country''s constitutional order. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Scientists Show Uncertainty on Future Development of El Niño Brna, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ''El Niño'' for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Weather Organization.