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Manila, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the police and other government agencies to return to the drug war, but under supervision of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

Abuja, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS affirms that Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world, consular sources revealed.

Bangkok, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Floods in southern Thailand have killed 15 people and left about 960,000 affected people, figures that could increase due to the severity of the damages.

Geneva, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba denounced at the UN in Geneva the US blockade as the main obstacle facing the country for a broader cooperation in the field of biological activities, diplomatic sources informed today.

Havana, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The IX Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology has begun its scientific sessions today with debates on the branches of medicine that study infectious diseases.

Bogota, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The retail prices of fuel in Colombia have increased since today, the Ministry of Mines and Energy reported.

México, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Discrimination is today one of the main causes of poverty and inequality in Mexico, warned Alexandra Hass Paciuc, head of the National Council to Prevent that scourge (Conapred).

Tegucigalpa, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Observation Coalition N-26 requested the controversial Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) of Honduras today to recount 18,123 ballots at the presidential level in the face of the instability generated in the country due to allegations of fraud.

La Paz, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government and authorities of the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondonia, Mato Grosso and Campo Grande today agreed to create four work commissions to promote a plan for commercial and energy integration, and social policies.

Brasilia, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will continue today the third stage of his tour of Brazil with a visit to the Cariacica campus of the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo.

Brasilia, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) A new contract to borrow five billion dollars was signed by Petrobras with the Chinese Development Bank (CDB) reported today the Brazilian state petroleum enterprise.