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Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Charles Scicluna, archbishop of Malta, thanked the Chilean ecclesiastic authorities today for facilitating his work and promised comprehensiveness and meticulousness in the investigations.

Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People Forces of the Syrian Army arrived today in the district of Afrin, in the northern province of Aleppo, to defend the territorial integrity of Syria, faced with the Turkish troops, which are regarded as attackers.

Abuja, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The trial against more than 200 members of the armed group Boko Haram concluded today in this capital, with sentences from three to 60 years of imprisonment.

Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) By vote majority, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved today the decree issued by president Michel Temer to order the federal intervention of Rio de Janeiro under the command of General Walter Souza.

Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Nestor Padrino criticized categorically today that the Colombian Government related the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) to an attempted bomb attack against an area close to the border town of Cucuta.

Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Political figures and social organizations demanded through the social network Twitter the freedom of Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala, who turns 55 today in preventive detention.

Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 15 civilians died and 62 were wounded today in this capital and its surroundings, due to the impact of 62 mortar bombs, civil sources reported.

Baghdad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The common anti-terrorist struggle was the center of the dialogue that took place here today between the Iraqi president, Fouad Massoum and his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun, who will travel tomorrow to Yerevan, Armenia.

United Nations, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted today in the Security Council the need, now more than ever, to restore dialogue between the parties of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male former high jumper and still world recordman Javier Sotomayor highlighted the potential of Cuban track and field to face new international competitions, among them the Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia this year.

Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos, confirmed a great popular participation in the military exercise Independence 2018 which will be held in Venezuela on February 24 and 25.