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Montevideo, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian film ´João, O Maestro,'' by Mauro Lima, inaugurates today the 21st edition of Punta del Este International Film Festival, in Uruguay, where over 50 national and foreign films will be screened.

Por Viviana Diaz

Paz (Prensa Latina) After 12 years of work, the Cuban Medical Team in Bolivia continues faithful to the commitment to life and the guarantee of health as an inherent right of all human beings.

Bogota, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian authorities reported the theft of the blade of the sword from the monument to Liberator Simón Bolívar in the square named after him in downtown Bogota.

Caracas, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will provide to its Colombian counterpart with evidence on the illegal recruitment of Venezuelans by the army of the neighboring country with the objective of creating a conflict between the two nations.

Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Today, the director of the South America Department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pedro Pablo Prada, will conclude a working visit to Argentina, where he has held several meetings with local officials, lawmakers and representatives of several political forces.

Por Edilberto F. Méndez Amador

Santo Domingo, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza ratified the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution that ''the north that seeks to dominate us'' will never defeat.

United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean experienced the highest increase in terms of women''s employment and participation in the labor force reported in the developing regions during the last decade.

Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Twenty young Cubans will compete on February 22, in this capital, at the IV Bolivarian Singing Contest Alfredo Sadel, the organizers announced today.

Santiago, Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The archbishop of Malta and special envoy of Pope Francis, Charles Scicluna, will hold his first meeting on Saturday with Chileans who were victims of sexual abuses by a minister of the Catholic Church.

Bogota, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian State Council revoked today the decision to create the 16 special seats in the Congress for the victims of the armed conflict, agreed by the Government and the former guerrilla of FARC.

Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Internal Affairs, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, denounced today the illegal recruitment of Venezuelans by the Colombian army to generate destabilization on the border and justify military intervention.