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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.

Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 15 civilians died and 62 were wounded today in this capital and its surroundings, due to the impact of 62 mortar bombs, civil sources reported.

Baghdad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The common anti-terrorist struggle was the center of the dialogue that took place here today between the Iraqi president, Fouad Massoum and his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun, who will travel tomorrow to Yerevan, Armenia.

United Nations, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted today in the Security Council the need, now more than ever, to restore dialogue between the parties of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male former high jumper and still world recordman Javier Sotomayor highlighted the potential of Cuban track and field to face new international competitions, among them the Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia this year.

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.

Ciego de Avila, feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The dumping of sand at Playa Larga in Cayo Coco, is one of the main tasks undertaken in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey, to minimize the effects of climate change.

Havana, feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The general director for the United States Office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Cuba, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, thanked the efforts made by U.S. congressmen to improve bilateral relations.

San José, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Several species of fish and microorganisms have colonized the artificial reef placed a year ago by divers from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) in Playa Hermosa, in the province of Guanacaste.

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.

United Nations, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed before the United Nations Security Council the desire of his people to live in freedom and dignity, away from wars and destruction, terrorism and extremism.