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Brasilia, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State James Mattis is starting a South American tour here today with the express objective of resuming Washington''s influence and defending US interests in the region.

Santiago, Chile, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Another storm of great proportions is hovering over the conservative government of Sebastian Piñera, after the appointment of a minister and an undersecretary who are strongly questioned in Chile.

Ankara, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country will promote talks with the Government of the United States to deal with the current crisis in bilateral relations, official media reported.

Caracas, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, together with his people commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Fidel Castro''s birth (1926-2016), and described him as the giant of the Cuban Revolution.

Panama, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Panamanians are analyzing today the apathy of the bases of the Democratic Change (CD) Party and its abstention, after the 2019 presidential election of the political group established by former President Ricardo Martinelli.

La Paz, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has achieved sovereignty in the production of corn, an issue that ensures domestic market demand, informed today the general manager of the Food Production Support Company (EMAPA), Luis Siles.

Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) FAO and CIAT will boost agricultural development and the fight against climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to an agreement signed this week in Santiago, Chile, it was reported today.

Damascus, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Confusion, the death of at least 40 people and clashes in the northern Syrian province of Idleb mark the beginning of this week, military sources confirmed.

Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) In the presence of personalities such as the daughter of Che Guevara, Dr. Aleida Guevara, and the Argentine city of Cordoba will host today the International Meeting ''A Better World is Possible'', a prelude to the 5th medical and culture brigade that bears the name of the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla.

Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Cubans have been called to actively participate in the national consultation on the Draft Constitution as of today until November 15.

La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) This is the moment to be united and not divided, affirmed today the former president of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, highlighting the region''s challenges in the face of the imperialist attack.