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United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) condemned the killing of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela asked today the Judicial Power and the Public Prosecutor''s Office to request an international arrest warrant against former Attorney General Luisa Ortega, due to her alleged complicity with violent political actions occurred in 2017 in this country.

Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Former Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon declined his aspiration to the presidency of Colombia to run for the vice-presidency of candidate and former Vice President German Vargas Lleras.

La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President and now president in functions Alvaro Garcia Linera exhorted Bolivians to eradicate discrimination of any type in the South American nation, and respect the differences, in a speech in the department of Potosi Friday.

Buenos Aires, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) In another attempt to reach a wage agreement, the government of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires called the teachers to a new negotiation round for next March 21.

Madrid, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President, Evo Morales, met here today with King Felipe VI of Spain, to review the state of relations between both countries, media reported.

Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States is preparing the so-called Operation Pliers to attack Venezuela using forces from the countries of the region ruled by right-wing governments, Adan Chavez, a member of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), said today.

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.

Santiago, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) During his first week in office, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera did not end his tone of conciliation and unity in his work team, but he made harsh statements against the previous administration.

Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans will use a tactile membrane or digital card in the elections of next May 20, informed the main rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE in Spanish), Tania D''Amelio.

Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation to the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, this year has already increased to 431 athletes, Cuban sports website Jit reported. The latest athletes to qualify for the regional event come from boxing (8 fighters), taekwondo (16), tennis (4) and thiathlon (6).