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Caracas, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela confirmed today that 76 - 21 national ranking and 55 territorial - political parties applied for regional elections in October.

18 de agosto de 2017, 00:16Asuncion, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, The Paraguayan Secretary''s Office for Linguistic Policies (SPL) issued a suggestion to the Paraguayan citizens for them to live a week using the Guarani language, the second official language in the country, together with Spanish.

Buenos Aires, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian social organizations gathered outside the Palacio de San Martin, headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, in a demonstration to deplore the threats made by US President Donald Trump against Venezuela.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino said today that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will take arms and defend the country against the threats posed by the United States to attack the country.

La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Bolivian opposition distort the indigenous issue and set themselves as protectors of the environment, in an attempt to attack President Evo Morales, said political leaders here today.

Moscow, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry called today unacceptable the threats of a US military intervention in Venezuela and the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions by Washington.

Bridgetown, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, is beginning today with the participation of artists, craftsmen, writers and academicians from about 30 countries of the region.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami today condemned the United States'' pretensions of destabilizing and attacking the Venezuelan people through a supposed coalition of Latin American governments.

Santiago, Chile, (Prensa Latina) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Chile for about 24 hours, enough time to try an idyllic image with part of Latin America that resulted in condemnation by several sectors.

Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva kicked off today a national political tour from Salvador de Bahia to visit nine states in northeastern Brazil, a tour that many have described as the caravan of hope.

Mexico, August 17 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in Mexico are demanding the government to present the audit''s results carried out to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) during the administration of Emilio Lozoya, involved today in the case of bribery of the Brazilian company Odebrecht.