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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.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Deputy Julio Chavez, member of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), has said today that the corruption allegation in the Attorney General's Office has struck a powerful international extortion network.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have confirmed today that two clandestine drug camps were dismantled in Zulia state, close to Colombian border, where cocaine were being processed in 26 illegal labs.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) With a permanent debate despite the support of 70 percent of the people, the Constitutional Court (TC) of Chile began the hearings for and against the decriminalization of abortion.

Lima, (Prensa Latina) A Peruvian parliamentary deputy considered an expression of double standard the expulsion of the Ambassador of Venezuela in Peru, Diego Molero, while an analyst pointed out the uneffectiveness and the isolation of the measure.