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Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose incarceration has been denounced has political persecution, symbolizes today the achievements of the Brazilian working people and the link with that massive section of society, President of the Workers'' Party, Gleisi Hoffman, said.

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) A statement from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has announced on Saturday that Italy is supporting Cuban efforts to cope with the damage caused by a tornado that hit Havana.

Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The UN has called on Saturday in Bogota to respect due process and the right for defense of FARC leader Jesus Santrich, after his recapture by the local prosecutor''s office.

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With the aim at mitigating damages to the economy and the people from effects of natural disasters, Cuba began on Saturday the Civil Defense drills Meteoro 2019.

18 de mayo de 2019, 10:31Addis Ababa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, has reportedly assured that her government will increase efforts and strategies to ensure the development and involvement of women in all sectors of society.

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has received the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, who is making an official visit to Cuba. The website of the Cuban Presidency noted that during the ''cordial meeting they talked about the excellent state of existing relations'' between this UN international organization and Cuba, and they talked about the favorable implementation of cooperation projects and the potential for their strengthening.

Abu Dhabi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) A United States government warning to civilian airlines about flying over the Persian Gulf where it is deploying forces has raised tension in the region between Washington and Tehran.

La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, an expert on foreign debt and human rights at the United Nations (UN), highlighted the economic and social policies implemented by the government of Evo Morales, published newspaper Cambio.

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Coordinator of Rural Organizations (CLOC) will hold its 7th Congress in Cuba next month, focused on the need for agrarian reform in the region and the demand for various social rights.

Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey reused some 35,000 tons of recycled oils in 2018, which were used as biofuels, Selcuk Borovali, president of the Association of the Biodiesel Industry, explained to Anadolu agency the eve.

Havana.-In times when the U.S. Government keeps strengthening its hostile policy against Cuba, a U.S. congressman visited Havana and stated that normal relations are possible for the two countries.