Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Venezuelan foreign minister rejects Colombia's media maneuver Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Monday rejected information about the alleged presence in Venezuela of Jesus Santrich, former combatant of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP). Lula's defense asks for trial suspension in Guarujá case in Brazil Brasilia, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The defense of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva tries to remove from the agenda of the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ) the analysis of a resource in the virtual trial scheduled for today on the so-called Guarujá case. Bolivian candidate considers Cuban aid necessary to fight Covid-19 La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Luis Arce, candidate for Bolivia's presidency of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS), called for the de facto government to allow Cuban aid to fight the coronavirus crisis in Beni department. Ecuador's social sectors protest against economic measures (+Photos) Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people raised their voices on Monday from different cities in Ecuador in protest against the economic measures ordered by the national government, regarding the health emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Authorities confirm arrival of two Iranian oil tankers to Venezuela (+ Photo) Tehran, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Oil Tracking Center confirmed that Iran's Fortune tanker with fuel for Venezuela arrived this Monday at the El Palito refinery, 120 kilometers west of Caracas, capital of the country. Dramatic economic situation in Colombia after pandemic Bogota, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The digital edition of the Semana magazine carried out an analysis of the country's economic situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic under the title 'Things are hard with the economy,' from studies of experts in the world. Venezuela begins a new day easing the quarantine Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has begun a new day of flexibilization of the quarantine for children, adolescents and older adults, which will continue throughout the weekend. Evo Morales denounces Bolivian regime for Covid-19 mishandling La Paz, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Bolivian President Evo Morales (2006-2019) on Saturday denounced the de facto government for failing to fulfill its promise to provide departments with ventilators, reagents and biosafety equipment for fighting a pandemic that is starting to spread across the country. Venezuela strengthens armed forces to face US aggression Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Faced with the escalation of US attacks against Venezuela, the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) is currently carrying out a strengthening process to defend national sovereignty, Remigio Ceballos, commander of that body, said. Argentine university grants Lula Honoris Causa degree Brasilia, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The National University of Rosario (UNR), in Santa Fe province, Argentina, grants on Thursday former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, in recognition of his leadership in the educational revolution against illiteracy in Brazil. Brazil: Businessman to witness in Bolsonaro corruption case Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Businessman Paulo Marinho was summoned to testify today before the Federal Police (PF) of Rio de Janeiro in the context of a corruption investigation involving Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Chile's health care system on the brink of collapse due to the Covid Santiago de Chile, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The high figures of new Covid-19 infections in Chile, which impose one record after another, have today the health system on edge despite the efforts of the government to guarantee beds and mechanical ventilators. Argentina's President asks to resolve problems of vulnerable sectors Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez held a meeting yesterday with the leader of La Garganta Poderosa (the Powerful Throat) group, Nacho Levy, in which both analyzed the critical situation of the popular neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, with low resources and great overcrowding. Cuba solidarity movement honors Jose Marti in Ecuador Quito, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Coordinator of the Cuba Friendship and Solidarity Movement noted the force of the anti-imperialist thinking of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti on the 125th anniversary of his death in action. Venezuela records 131 new Covid-19 cases, totaling 749 Caracas, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has recorded 131 new coronavirus cases, mostly are migrants from other regional countries, totaling 749. Brazilian court rejects charges against Lula in Odebrecht case Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Federal Court of the Third Region (TRF-3) rejected charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on alleged bribes received from the construction company Odebrecht. Brazil adjusts protocols to fight Covid-19, minister says Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is currently adjusting its protocols to fight Covid-19 based on evidence, acting Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said in a videoconference speech during the session of the 73rd World Health Assembly. Chile's President announces new measures to defuse Covid-19 crisis Santiago de Chile, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile's President Sebastian Piñera announced on Monday new measures to defuse the Covid-19 crisis on acknowledging for the first time that the country was not prepared to fight against the pandemic. Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Argentina Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) In the last 24 hours, the number of people infected by Covid-19 in Argentina continued to rise, with 327 new positive cases, which today brings the number of people who contracted to 7,805 the pandemic. Colombia advocates entrenching Latin America as a peace zone Bogota, May 16 (Prensa Latina) In times of upward US hostility toward several Latin American nations, Colombian Senator Iván Cepeda on Saturday advocated entrenching Latin America as a zone of peace.