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Cuba

Caracas, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The scandal of corruption, extortion and impunity that involves former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega today added new evidence that accuses her of being the brains behind the escalation of violence that shook the country recently.


Sports

Chinese Taipei, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban runners Yoandys Lescay and Rose Mary Almanza will be the representation of Cuba in the 29th World Universiade in Chinese Taipei, from August 19 to 30, with competitive action in 21 sports.


Science

Ottawa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A research carried out by the University of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, has proved that 75 percent of Canadians diagnosed with thyroid cancer don''t actually have it and are being misdiagnosed.


Opinion

Por Manolo Pichardo *

Santo Domingo (Prensa Latina) Maybe 2008 is the more explicit scenario to show with greater clarity, the social fissures that were created by the mistakes or design errors of US economic policy, led by the administration of President Ronald Reagan.


Culture

Los Ángeles, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct


Economy

La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile.