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Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Anti-Mafia Investigative Directorate warned today that supporting illegal immigration is one of the most lucrative businesses for foreign criminal organizations active in Italy.

Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia tripled today the reductions of its investments in the US Treasury bonds, leaving only 14.9 billion dollars of a maximum eight years ago of 176.3 billion dollars.

Cape Verde Salt Island, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Portuguese Speaking- Countries (CPLP) concludes today on the Salt Island, Cape Verde, with a declaration that supports the existing consensus for free mobility of people in the area.

Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions with the United States, the Iranian Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami, said today that the country''s Armed Forces are prepared to face their foreign enemies.

Tripoli, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Libyan coastguard units intercepted a fragile vessel in which 158 undocumented migrants tried to reach European coasts with the risk of sinking and ending their lives in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government called as biased the declarations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the socio-political crisis which is still raging in the country.

Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 120 buses arrived today in the village of Al-Eis, south of Aleppo province, to evacuate hundreds of civilians from the towns of Kefraya and Fua, in Idlib, under siege by terrorist groups.

Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Petroleum built a gas pipeline that enabled the Al-Taim power plant to start operating in northeastern Deir Ezzor, television media reported today.

By Luisa Maria Gonzalez

Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today highlighted the progress in its relations with the European Union (EU) as an important achievement in the current context, marked by the resurgence of the anti-Cuban policy of the U.S. government.

17 de julio de 2018, 14:48Santiago, Chile, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The series of scandals by ministers of the Chilean Catholic Church involved in sexual abuses with minors seems to be unstoppable, as new cases have been disclosed with participation of top church leaders.

Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A national contest for young Disc Jockeys calls on participants to mix the current underground music of the United Kingdom with Cuban elements of any genre and time.