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Highlights

Buenos Aires, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, condemned Tuesday the judicial sentence to the indigenous leader Milagro Sala, a 13-year prison sentence imposed by the Criminal Court three in Jujuy province.


Beijing, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) China has called on Canada to respect its legal system and the capital punishment imposed against a citizen of that country accused of drug trafficking, recalling that this is a dangerous crime for society.


Brasilia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva imprisoned since April, will never yield to injustice and he encourages us today to increase solidarity in an unfair world, Antonio Caetano de Paula junior, known as Father Caetano de Oxossi, asserted after meeting with Lula on Monday.


Bogota, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC, in Spanish) denounced Tuesday the increasing crimes and threats against the native peoples of the southwestern part of the country.


Havana, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted the recent meeting he held in this capital with former Colombian president Ernesto Samper.


Brazil, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Environment Minister Ricardo Salles stated Tuesday that the Brazilian Government has reached a consensus to keep the country in the Paris Agreement, as part of the UN Framework Convention.


Vatican City, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis warned today about spiritual degradation, saying that passion for the human being finds serious difficulties at this moment in history.


United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Several UN authorities have rejected on Monday the decision of President Jimmy Morales to close the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG, in Spanish) and express alarm about possible violations by the government.


Quito, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the government of Ecuador assured on Monday that the country recovered 13.5 million dollars from illicit acts of the Brazilian company Odebrecht, for which it is investigated.


Caracas, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced on Monday the continuous campaign of a group of governments of the region with the aim of setting in motion a destabilizing plot against the legitimate democratic government of this South American nation.


Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Ministry expressed on Monday its confidence in Bolivia''s work to revitalize the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) by assuming its pro tempore presidency.