Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Nominations to Presidential Elections Begin in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The nominations of candidates for the presidential elections on April 22 began today in Venezuela with online registration, in accordance with the schedule published by the National Electoral Council (CNE). Uruguay Joins Group of Most Advanced Nations in Digital Government Montevideo, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay entered together with Canada the elite group of the most advanced countries worldwide in digital development, informed today official sources. Chile, Japan to Sign New Agreements, Increase Ties Tokyo, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, to Japan today will allow the signing of new agreements, as well as the expansion of bilateral ties in the fields of economy, trade, culture, science -technical and environmental. Signs of International Support for Evo Morales Renomination Grow La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The signs of international support for the process of change in Bolivia and the nomination of President Evo Morales again in the 2019 elections are growing today in countries such as Spain, Ecuador and Argentina. Venezuela Rejects Media Campaign of Opposition Leader Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, today urged the opposition leader Julio Borges to carry out his political campaign in Venezuela and criticized him for making propaganda campaign from the United States. Nicaragua Closes Ranks along with Venezuela, Rejects Isolationism Managua, feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega considered that today''s attempts to exclude Venezuela from the VIII Summit of the Americas, to be held next April in Peru, are meaningless and illogical, while representing an act of intolerance, at the same time. UN Expert Discards Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations Organization (UNO), Alfred De Zayas, recognized the negative effects of the economic war on Venezuela, but discarded there exists a humanitarian crisis in the South American nation. President Maduro Highlights Venezuela's Technological Progress Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolás Maduro assured that Venezuela is today at the forefront of technology in the confrontation against financial speculation in the digital market, after the activation of operations in the PETRO cryptocurrency. Chile's Bachelet Heads for Japan in Official Visit By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, is off on her 22nd official visit, last of her mandate expiring on March 11, when she will render the post to Sebastian Piñera. Vatican Attorney Discretely Shapes File in Chile Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Charles Scicluna, archbishop of Malta, thanked the Chilean ecclesiastic authorities today for facilitating his work and promised comprehensiveness and meticulousness in the investigations. Brazilian Deputies Okey Military Intervention in Rio Decreed by Temer Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) By vote majority, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved today the decree issued by president Michel Temer to order the federal intervention of Rio de Janeiro under the command of General Walter Souza. Venezuela Denies Relation to Attempted Bomb Attack against Colombia Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Nestor Padrino criticized categorically today that the Colombian Government related the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) to an attempted bomb attack against an area close to the border town of Cucuta. Freedom for Argentinean Milagro Sala Demanded on Her Birthday Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Political figures and social organizations demanded through the social network Twitter the freedom of Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala, who turns 55 today in preventive detention. Venezuela Confirms Massive Attendance to Military Exercises Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos, confirmed a great popular participation in the military exercise Independence 2018 which will be held in Venezuela on February 24 and 25. Effort to Dismiss President Continues after his Refusal to Resign Lima, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The decision of several Peruvian political forces to propose the dismissal of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski persists today after the president''s argument, who tried to limit that effort to ''communist groups'' and refused to resign. Survey Suggests Maduro's Victory in Venezuelan Presidential Elections Caracas, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) A survey by the ICS pollster issued today suggested that 56.3 percent of Venezuelans would vote for President Nicolas Maduro in the presidential elections of April 22nd. PT Party Closes Ranks Against Federal Intervention Ordered in Rio Brasilia, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s Workers Party (PT) will close ranks against the decree of President Michel Temer ordering federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro public security, which will be discussed today in the Chamber of Deputies. Brasilia Meeting to Enrich Global Pact on Refugees Brasilia, feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Compiling recommendations based on the experience of Latin American and Caribbean countries in this field will be one of the fundamental objectives of the consultation meeting on the global protection of refugees that is being held today. Interventionism Is Not a Solution, Evo Morales Says La Paz, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has ruled out today that any coup and interventionism are solutions for the people, since they only aim to undermine sovereignty and plunder natural resources. Venezuela and Colombia, a Call for Peace Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Colombia are forced by history and their peoples' interests to establish the parameters to guarantee security on their common border to preserve peace in the region.