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North America

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.

United Nations, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights urged today to take measures to prevent violations in the upcoming elections in that country.

Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) China is ready to work with Michelle Bachelet as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported the Foreign Ministry

Chicago, USA, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson, World No.8 John Isner, and Argentine young gun Diego Schwartzman will join Team World at the Laver Cup in Chicago in September 21-23.

Washington, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research may have successfully pinpointed the part of the brain that causes pessimistic thought.

Los Angeles, USA, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The shark thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub, is today topping the box office in the United States, where it surpassed 44.5 million dollars in its opening weekend.

Moscow, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Russia's foreign ministry has stressed today that it has complied with the elimination of chemical weapons, while the United States has maintained an irresponsible attitude towards agreements to control them.

Rome, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) FAO has noted today that nearly a third of the world's soils are degraded in a world where more than 815 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.

Brasilia, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State James Mattis is starting a South American tour here today with the express objective of resuming Washington''s influence and defending US interests in the region.

Ankara, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country will promote talks with the Government of the United States to deal with the current crisis in bilateral relations, official media reported.