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Caracas, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council sets up today the final details for the elections to choose the 335 mayors of Venezuela and the new governor of the state of Zulia, which will take place tomorrow.

Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed today memorandums of understanding for cooperation in disaster prevention and promote tourism as a multi-destination in the region.

Caracas, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced today the economic harassment of his country and how over three billion dollars remain blocked in international banks.

Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will develop more powerful weapons, if the United States abandons the Treaty of Elimination of Short and Medium-Scope Rockets, signed three decades ago, assured today the head of the Senate Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev.

La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian legislators condemned today the interventionist statements of US Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen on the ruling of the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) that authorized the postulation of national authorities again, including that of President Evo Morales.

United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Fourteen of the 15 members of the Security Council rebuked today the recent decision by the U.S. to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move there its Embassy to Israel.

Paris, (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron considered the decision of his US counterpart Donald Trump on recognizing the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a ''regrettable decision.''

Madrid, (Prensa Latina) With the first rallies and several independentist leaders in jail, Catalonian political parties gave the starting shot to the campaign for the crucial December 21 elections of December 21 in that region of northeastern Spain.

Caracas, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition rejected the invitation of President Nicolas Maduro to a meeting this week at the Miraflores Palace (government headquarters) and insists on foreign intervention disguised as humanitarian aid.

Hanoi, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) 84 percent of Vietnamese residents in large cities, 71 percent of residents in secondary cities, and 68 percent of those living in rural areas, have at least one smartphone. A poll by the company Nielsen Vietnam revealed today that the well-known smartphones are an increasingly common good among the citizens of this country.

Beirut, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Lebanon will start to work this week to put an end to the crisis derived by the resignation later revoked by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, it was informed here today.