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Damascus, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, on the 74th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations.

Panama, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Maritime Administration (AMP) condemned on Sunday the use of ships chartered by Panama for illegal acts, and confirmed that the oil tanker RIAH was detained by Iran because it was smuggling oil.

La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The craftiness of ''guaracha'' and ''son'' performed by the Cuban singer songwriter Tony Avila rose the low temperatures in La Paz this weekend, placing him among the favorite musicians for the Bolivian public.

La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales extolled the revolutionary legacy and resistance of the Cuban intellectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, and noted that his ideas will inspire the course of free peoples as of today.

Beijing, July 21 (Prensa Latina) China on Sunday defended the northwestern Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang as an inseparable part of its territory, and rejected the attempts at undermining its sovereignty and national integrity.

Caracas, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and his Bolivian peer, Diego Pary, reaffirmed bilateral ties in the framework of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Caracas, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Cuba and Venezuela ratified their solidarity and support in the face of the US hostility, at the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Vatican City, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his wish that the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the arrival of a human being on the Moon may be an inspiration to achieve greater social goals.

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The renowned Cuban intellectual Roberto Fernandez Retamar, president of Casa de las Americas, died in Havana on Saturday at the age of 89, local television reported.

Hanoi, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Assembly of Vietnam will ratify the recently-signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) at its eighth session, scheduled from October 21 to November 20.

Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Several media reports and messages from the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) summarize the development of hotels in the Cuban capital, as a distinctive sign of the boom of the tourism industry.