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Sudamérica

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, is off on her 22nd official visit, last of her mandate expiring on March 11, when she will render the post to Sebastian Piñera.


Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Charles Scicluna, archbishop of Malta, thanked the Chilean ecclesiastic authorities today for facilitating his work and promised comprehensiveness and meticulousness in the investigations.


Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) By vote majority, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved today the decree issued by president Michel Temer to order the federal intervention of Rio de Janeiro under the command of General Walter Souza.


Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Nestor Padrino criticized categorically today that the Colombian Government related the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) to an attempted bomb attack against an area close to the border town of Cucuta.


Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Political figures and social organizations demanded through the social network Twitter the freedom of Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala, who turns 55 today in preventive detention.


Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Ceofanb), Remigio Ceballos, confirmed a great popular participation in the military exercise Independence 2018 which will be held in Venezuela on February 24 and 25.


Lima, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The decision of several Peruvian political forces to propose the dismissal of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski persists today after the president''s argument, who tried to limit that effort to ''communist groups'' and refused to resign.


Bogota, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church in Colombia asked the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the National Liberation Army (ELN) to resume talks in the Ecuadorian capital.


Lima, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The government''s desire to exclude Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from the 8th Summit of the Americas continues to receive diplomatic and legal criticism from different angles in Peru today.


Caracas, feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, today proposed the holding of parliamentary elections along with the presidential elections that will take place on April 22.


Brasilia, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Institutions attached to five political parties launch today the manifest Unity to Rebuild Brazil, as part of the efforts to articulate the creation of a left front, confirmed the Foundation Perseu Abramo (FPA).