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Central America / Caribbean

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.

Santiago, Chile, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The College of Professors of Chile announced a consultation with its members next Monday to decide whether to continue the national strike that started seven weeks ago. This is the main agreement reached at an assembly held on Wednesday night with participation of more than 200 delegates from all over the country, at which they defined the new strategies to keep the strike that began on June 3.

Managua, 18 Jul (Prensa Latina) Just over 24 hours before the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution, the presence of foreign governors for the celebration grows with the arrival this Thursday of Cuba''s first Vice President, Salvador Valdes Mesa.

Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Solidarity groups and personalities from all over the world have sent congratulatory messages to the Nicaraguan people on the 40th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution on Friday.

Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of Defense informed on Wednesday that it had authorized the deployment of 2,100 additional soldiers along the border with Mexico to curb irregular immigration, a persistent objective of President Donald Trump.

Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico has reiterated that its Consulates in the United States are increasing assistance and protection actions for Mexican emigrants in the United States in the face of possible raids.

Managua, Jul 17(Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan people celebrate this Wednesday the Day of Joy, 40 years after dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle fled, before the proclamation of the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution two days later.

San Salvador, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran public health authorities have confirmed this Wednesday the increase in dengue cases in this Central American nation, especially among children.