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Caracas, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced today the economic harassment of his country and how over three billion dollars remain blocked in international banks.

Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia will develop more powerful weapons, if the United States abandons the Treaty of Elimination of Short and Medium-Scope Rockets, signed three decades ago, assured today the head of the Senate Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev.

Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The juries of the different specialties of the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema were introduced here today, just hours before the official opening of the event, which will run until December 17.

La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian legislators condemned today the interventionist statements of US Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen on the ruling of the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) that authorized the postulation of national authorities again, including that of President Evo Morales.

United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Fourteen of the 15 members of the Security Council rebuked today the recent decision by the U.S. to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move there its Embassy to Israel.

Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba should be proud of its achievements against the HIV-AIDS epidemic, but it is still necessary to act to encourage safe sexual practices and avoid infection, epidemiologist Luis Estruch said.

Beirut, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun received an invitation from his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to attend the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jerusalem, scheduled for next Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dakar, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Senegalese government announced today that it will host a roundtable on peace negotiations on the current conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday.

Kingston, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 5,500 Haitians were deported by the administration of US President Donald Trump during the fiscal year 2017, compared to only 310 in 2016, the digital portal News America reported today.

Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia criticized the free interpretation by the United States of the treaty to eliminate intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles, signed 30 years ago and considered it possible to comply only if the northern country does too.

Jakarta, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Tropical cyclone Cempaka, which ravaged Java island since late last month, has claimed dozens of lives and forced thousands to evacuate following floods, landslides and strong winds in 28 regencies and municipalities on Indonesia''s most populated island.