Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina New prime minister discards return to lockdown in Peru Lima, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) New Prime Minister Walter Martos discarded today a return to total lockdown due to the advance of Covid-19 and new confrontations with Parliament that vetoed his predecessor, neoliberal Pedro Cateriano. Brazil registers inflation of 0.36 percent in July Brasilia, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil registered an inflation of 0.36 percent in July, the highest result for the seventh month of the year since 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported on Friday. Chilean unions support tax on super-rich Santiago de Chile, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Workers´ United Center of Chile (CUT) and other important unions in the country supported the approval of a tax on Chile's super-wealthy people to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Venezuela ratifies commitment to fight against drug trafficking 7 de agosto de 2020, 15:8Caracas, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ratified on Friday the commitment in the fight against drug trafficking, on the 15th anniversary of the expulsion of the US Agency for Drug Control (DEA). Chilean government is willing to talk with Mapuche spokespersons 7 de agosto de 2020, 14:50Santiago de Chile, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement of talks between the Chilean government and spokespersons for Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike is seen today as a first step in trying to ease tensions in the Araucania region. Brazil: Unions hold day of struggle for life and Out Bolsonaro Brasilia, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Central Union with People's Conlutas, and 10 other labor groups will perform in Sao Paulo today face-to-face and symbolic actions in defense of life and Out Bolsonaro in view of his position in the fight against Covid-19. Venezuela condemns US punitive actions against Zimbabwe Caracas, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned on Thursday the US punitive actions against Zimbabwe. Lula demands to open Bolsonaro's impeachment process in Brazil Brasilia, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva demanded on Thursday the head of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, to open a process of impeachment against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Diaz-Canel highlights the use of judicature against left-wing leaders 6 de agosto de 2020, 15:10Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted on Thursday the use of judicature in politics as a colonizing weapon over the peoples of Latin America. Bolivia's legislature advocates for peace and dialogue 6 de agosto de 2020, 14:58La Paz, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia's Upper House Eva Copa advocated on Thursday for practicing the culture of peace and dialogue during her speech at the honoring session of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly for the 195th years of the homeland's independence. Chile: Mapuches claim that they will respond to any attacks Santiago de Chile, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a hundred Mapuches that ocuppied Tirua's city hall in the Bio Bio region, in southern Chile, assured that they will respond to any attempt to evict them. Cuba-Venezuela Agricultural Project Challenges U.S. Blockade Caracas, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The relaunching of the agri-food project between Venezuela and Cuba is today a challenge to the U.S. blockade and a reaffirmation of the two nations' sovereignty, assured Urban Agriculture Minister Gabriela Peña. Argentine Congress passes two key laws on Malvinas Buenos Aires, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) After an over-15-hour session, the Argentine Chamber of Deputies gave the go-ahead two key projects closely related to the Malvinas Islands, a territory disputed today with the UK that seized it in 1833. Chile's deputy highlights humanist work of Cuban doctors Santiago de Chile, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors´ humanisn was highlighted today by Congresswoman Karol Cariola, when she joined the global campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for the Henry Reeve medical brigade. Venezuelan opposition party ratifies participation in elections Caracas, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the Acción Democrática ('Democratic Action') party ratified its participation in Venezuela's legislative elections next December, condemning calls for the abstention from an opposition sector. Scholars denounce serious racism in Chile against the Mapuche people Santiago de Chile, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The recent events in Araucanía, where armed civilians attacked people of Mapuche descent, revealed the deep racism and the structural violence against this indigenous people, scholars of that ethnic group denounced. Colombia divided after Alvaro Uribe's arrest warrant Bogota, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombia today shows marked divisions between opponents and supporters of former President Alvaro Uribe as a result of the house arrest order issued by the Supreme Court of Justice on charges of procedural fraud and bribery. Devastating effect of Covid-19 in the Americas alerted on Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that Covid-19 is having a devastating effect on health care in the region, in reference to the appearance of measles outbreaks in Brazil and diphtheria in Haiti and Venezuela. Venezuela proposes to ECLAC to create a fund for blocked countries Caracas, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Vice President of Planning Ricardo Menendez proposed on Tuesday to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to manage the creation by the United Nations of a fund to economically aid blocked countries. Colombia's Supreme Court orders remand of former President Uribe Bogota, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's Supreme Court ordered the pretrial detention of former President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010), investigated for alleged witness tampering, local media reported on Tuesday.