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Panama, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The closure of law firm Mossack-Fonseca (MF) in Panama and in other 40 countries, impacted by the Panama Papers of which it played the leading role, flares here today the debate on the end of offshore societies.

Asunción, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of member nations of the South Common Market (Mercosur) will know today in this capital how negotiations with the European Union (EU) are advancing to reach a trade agreement.

Yaguajay, Cuba, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union are working to ensure the recovery capacity of the affected populations and compensate for the damages caused by Hurricane Irma on the island, Virginie Andre, an official of that agency, said.

Moscow, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today denounced the western powers' confabulation to accuse Moscow of an aggression with chemical substances, without even producing evidence or sharing any kind of information on such arguments.

Lisbon, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Portugal judicial police reported the seizure today 2.5 tons of cocaine and the detention of 10 persons as part of a police operation carried out together with Spanish forces.

Hanoi, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, in response to an invitation from Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Por Fausto Triana

Santiago, Chile, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Stephen Hawking visited Chile three times and in one of his visits, he traveled to Antarctica, but that has nothing to do with the curious coincidence that the British genius died on Albert Einstein''s birthday.

Moscow, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today denounced the United Kingdom''s refusal to allow cooperation to investigate the use of chemical weapons in that nation, as the British government makes groundless accusations against Moscow regarding that incident.

Geneva, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, demanded in this Swiss city the cessation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, diplomatic sources informed today.

Ankara, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, will meet in this capital next April 3, announced diplomatic sources today.