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Wellington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Aware of the stories of his colleague Osmeivy Ortega about the damage Hurricane Irma caused in Cuba, New Zealand artists will auction some works by the two countries and will allocate what will be collected to the reconstruction of the Caribbean island.

Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Inequity in the world increased notably since 1980 until today in almost all continents and mainly in the United States, warned today in France several renowned economists as Thomas Pikkety and Lucas Chancel.

Quito, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean Constitutional Vice-President Jorge Glas was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison for illegal association, as part of an investigation on corruption that involves the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Bern, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian president, Evo Morales, defined today in this Swiss capital, in a meeting with a Swiss-German consortium, the terms and specific targets to build the Bioceanic train.

Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our Americas-Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) opened here on Thursday with the aim of strengthening unity and the capacity for consultation, Granma newspaper reported.

United Nations, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Two months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean, about 350,000 children still need humanitarian assistance in the region, Unicef reported.

Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Canada's international cooperation with Cuba is currently increasing through supporting three agricultural projects.

By Teyuné Díaz

Havana (Prensa Latina) International organizations ensure that the world economy and, in particular, the Latin American economy has risen in 2017 with respect to 2016, while the data show an overall increase in people suffering from hunger.

Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Venezuela recovered more than 106 tons of personal hygiene products, cornered by the Tauros KR Distributor company, allegedly involved in the economic war being staged against the government of Nicolas Maduro, said the local media today.

Athens, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) More than a dozen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) denounced today the serious situation of refugees in Greece due to the long wait to access a safe place.

Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Arctic is running a fever. The magnitude and pace of the recent Arctic sea-ice decline and ocean warming is ''unprecedented'' in at least the past 1,500 years and likely much longer, according to a federal report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,NOAA.