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Central America / Caribbean

Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated Friday the people and government of Nicaragua on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution.

Managua, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, Miguel Diaz-Canel and Nicolas Maduro, respectively, greeted the Sandinista revolution this Friday on the 40th anniversary of their victory over the Somoza dictatorship.

Guatemala, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Seven Guatemalan parties are waiting on Friday for the official results of the second round of elections to leave the country''s political scenario, after getting poor popular support at the polls.

Managua, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is celebrating on Friday the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution, an event that marked the end of the Somoza dictatorship that governed the country for more than three decades.

Moscow, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, will make a Latin American tour that will take him to Cuba, Surinam and Brazil, where he will participate in the meeting of the Brics group.

Bridgetown, Jul 19 (Latin Press) The Caribbean Community (Caricom) needs to strengthen a people-centered development model, where the emphasis should be on education, skills and innovation, experts said Friday.

Port of Spain, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Carifesta 2019 Arts Festival, to be held in Trinidad and Tobago next month, will be an opportunity to bridge the cultures of the region, the event organizers said Friday.

Managua, Jul 18 ( Prensa Latina ) President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations this Thursday to the Nicaraguan people on the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People''s Revolution.

Mexico City, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador chaired the ceremony this Thursday at the National Palace for the 147th anniversary of the death of Benito Juarez Garcia, something that had not been done for 113 years.

Tegucigalpa, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran Platform for the Defense of Health and Education has called for protests on Thursday to strongly reject new decree on state spending cut imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President Salvador Valdes and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has arrived in Managua for celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution tomorrow Friday.