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South America

Caracas, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, together with his people commemorate the 92nd anniversary of Fidel Castro''s birth (1926-2016), and described him as the giant of the Cuban Revolution.

La Paz, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has achieved sovereignty in the production of corn, an issue that ensures domestic market demand, informed today the general manager of the Food Production Support Company (EMAPA), Luis Siles.

Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) FAO and CIAT will boost agricultural development and the fight against climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to an agreement signed this week in Santiago, Chile, it was reported today.

La Paz, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted today values such as the courage and solidarity of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the 92nd anniversary of his birth this August 13.

Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) In the presence of personalities such as the daughter of Che Guevara, Dr. Aleida Guevara, and the Argentine city of Cordoba will host today the International Meeting ''A Better World is Possible'', a prelude to the 5th medical and culture brigade that bears the name of the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla.

La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) This is the moment to be united and not divided, affirmed today the former president of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, highlighting the region''s challenges in the face of the imperialist attack.

Tokyo,Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has set off on an 8-day tour of Central and South America.

Bogotá, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The Superior Court of Bogotá rejected a second writ of habeas corpus requested by the defense of the leader of the Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) Jesús Santrich, Colombian Public Prosecutor said on his Twitter account.

La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales urged young people to become a driving force for global change on International Youth Day today.

Asunción, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The guarantees and respect for the right of people to demonstrate in days of protests, demanded the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NPM), the Paraguayan Government, informed sources from that entity today.

Beijing, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,500 exhibitors from 93 countries and regions will participate in the XXV Beijing International Book Fair from August 22 to 26, local press reported today.