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Central America / Caribbean

Panama, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela traveled to Russia to boost trade, tourism and accompany the national football team in its first World Cup match, it was reported today in this capital.

Escuintla, Guatemala,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's state mission in Guatemala confirmed today that in the next hours a reinforcement of doctors from the departments of this country will arrive in Escuintla where the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has a presence.

Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a working meeting with the director of the Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in that region (CRESPIAL), Adriana Molano, diplomatic sources said today.

Rome, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has today sent friendly greetings to players and organizers of the World Football Cup Russia 2018 that will open tomorrow with the match of the home team against Saudi Arabia.

Georgetown, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra ratified today his country's commitment to the struggles of the Caribbean Community in the international arena.

Mexico, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A new survey, this time commissioned by the bosses, confirms today the advantage of presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the July 1st election although it also registered 27.8 percent of undecided.

Georgetown, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra will arrive in Guyana today as part of a Caribbean tour.

Mexico, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The councilor candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, Rosely Magaña, died victim of the gunshots she received during the weekend in a political rally.

Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The school in Cuba is called upon to place the future of the country at a higher level, Silvia Navarro, Director General of the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, said today.

Mexico, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The oil and gas extraction industry continues to decline in Mexico today and in April registered a 6.9 percent decline at an annual rate, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

Mexico, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Bud reached category four on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Meteorological Service has reported today.