Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Lula's Approval Grows Among Brazilian Voters Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The rate of approval of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva increased two points and stand at 47 percent, the highest among Brazilian presidential candidates. Eight Killed in Military Operations in Brazilian Favelas Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Eight people died as a result of the operations carried out today by members of the Armed Forces and the Civil Police in three favela communities in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro. Telam Workers, More than 50 Days of Struggle Buenos Aires, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The service has been interrupted for 56 days and the workers of the Argentine state news agency Telam are still fighting today for the reinstatement of more than 350 colleagues. Anniversary of Chavez's Presidential Swearing In Commemorated Caracas, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The head of State, Nicolas Maduro, today recalled the swearing in of Hugo Chavez (1954-2013) as the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after the approval of the 1999 Constitution. Evo Morales Describes U.S. Humanitarian Aid as Covert Invasion La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales described as a ''covert invasion'' of Latin America the U.S. pretext for humanitarian aid to Venezuelans living in Colombia. Brazil Could Join List of Countries without Law, Democracy, Warned PT Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil faces today the threat of joining the list of ''countries without law and without democracy'', warned the national president of the Workers'' Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann. Costa Rica to Expand Telephone Migratory Procedures from Panama San Jose, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will expand the call center for migratory procedures from Panama, following an agreement signed today by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. Ecuadorian Police Finds Drug in Colombian Crashed Bus Near Quito Quito, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) About 80 kilograms of cocaine were found on the international transportation bus from Colombia that crashed on Tuesday, leaving 24 dead and 22 injured, official sources said on Tuesday. Persecution against Lula Ongoing, PT President Denounces Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The persecution against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner for more than 130 days ago, continues today, said the leader of the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann. Brazilian Voters Prevented from Hearing Lula, Favorite Candidate Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian voters will be again prevented today from hearing the presidential candidate who leads all the vote intention polls have as favorite for the October elections: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Venezuela Committed to Increase Popular Production Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro today assured that the increase in popular production is the way to defeat the economic war. Evo Morales Announces Investment to Drill in the Chuquisaca Gas Area La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced an initial investment of 20 million dollars, of 588 million in total, to drill the Sauce Mayo area located in the Chuquisaca department (south). FARC Expects Dialogue with Colombian Government on ex-Combatants Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party continues today waiting for a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque, to exchange views on the return of ex-combatants. Andean Condor Immortalized in Argentinean Bill Buenos Aires, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) First it was the yaguareté (jaguar), after that the blue whale and now, the famous Andean Condor will be immortalized in one of the bills of Argentinean currency, that of 50 pesos, already in circulation. Lula, Victim of a Judicial Persecution Already Seen in History Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) ''I am victim of a judicial chase already registered in history'', denounced former president and now presidential candidate of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, now 132 days as a political prisoner. Rebellion Hovers Over Chilean Government: appointed Official Vetoed (+Photos) By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Events have forced Chilean president, Sebastian Piñera, to deeply reflect, questioned now for the appointment of a Deputy Secretary. Quito Will Host Forum on Smart, Sustainable Cities Quito, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) An International Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities will take place in this capital on September 13, with the participation of municipal officials, professionals and promoters of the urbanism industry, according to its organizers. Electoral Renewal Process of Parties Ends in Venezuela Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tania D'Amelio, informed that today the registration process of the political parties is ending as part of the municipal council elections for December 9 . Colombia, Ecuador Collaborate to Identify Accident Victims Bogota, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Local and Ecuadorian authorities are working together to identify 19 Colombians who died in a traffic accident on Tuesday, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today in a statement. Mario Abdo Benitez Proclaimed President of Paraguay Asunción, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Businessman and politician Mario Abdo Benitez was inaugurated today as the new president of the Republic of Paraguay, at a ceremony held in the esplanade of the Lopez Palace, the seat of government in the capital.