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Central America / Caribbean

Panama, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian society woke up today, shaken by a new scandal over alleged blackmail to the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to favor the case against former President Ricardo Martinelli, denounced Kenya Porcell, the nation''s attorney.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Luis Enrique Gatica Silva has just turned 90 and if that name says little, bolero and ballad lovers have this Chilean singer known as Lucho Gatica among the greatest ones.

Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A tourist familiarization program (MegaFam) is being prepared by the authorities in this country on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the International Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Group, Havanatur S.A., it was officially reported today.

Caracas, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, together with his people commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Fidel Castro''s birth (1926-2016), and described him as the giant of the Cuban Revolution.

Panama, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Panamanians are analyzing today the apathy of the bases of the Democratic Change (CD) Party and its abstention, after the 2019 presidential election of the political group established by former President Ricardo Martinelli.

La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) This is the moment to be united and not divided, affirmed today the former president of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, highlighting the region''s challenges in the face of the imperialist attack.

Tokyo,Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has set off on an 8-day tour of Central and South America.

Santo Domingo, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) A heartfelt homage under the title ''The legendary Fidel Castro'' pays tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution for his 92nd birthday this Sunday in the Dominican digital daily Hoy.

Mexico, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Along with the spiral of violence, the number of armored vehicles in Mexico is growing today, according to data from the National Security Commission (CNS).

Santo Domingo, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Dominicans are participating in the Million March Against Corruption and Impunity which began today in the metropolitan area of this capital convened by the Green March collective.

Mexico, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexico today needs some 226,000 more nurses, both in the public and private sectors, for primary care, the aging of the population and chronic-degenerative diseases.