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Highlights

La Paz, July 19 (Latin Press) Bolivia has reached important agreements with major powers such as Russia, China, India and Germany regarding the industrialization of lithium and hydrocarbons, launching it into the international arena, said economic analyst Miguel Angel Marañon.


Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 youths from several countries are mobilizing as of today to defend peace in Colombia, nearly three years after the signing of the agreement between the former guerrilla FARC-EP and the State.


Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) About 16,000 industrial and craft facilities were put into service again in Aleppo province, whose industry was seriously damaged by the terrorists, from 2012 to late 2016, sources from the sector reported on Friday.


Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) US and Chinese trade negotiators reportedly spoke by phone to discuss next steps in the trade talks, which were restated by Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.


Pretoria, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Former South African President Jacob Zuma decided on Friday to suspend his testimony before a commission that investigates cases of corruption and in which he has been accused of alleged involvement in several of these crimes.


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.


Lima, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Haiti is one of the 17 countries that has entered athletes in all the Pan American Games since its first edition in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Bogotá, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Plastic artists, craftsmen, musicians, singers, among others, are members today of Coomunarte, a cooperative of ex-guerrillas who support peace in Colombia.


Montevideo, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan gas workers have celebrated Brazilian company Petrobras'' decision to withdraw from Uruguay and are discussing on Wednesday to put an end to a general strike they have been staging for two months.


Mexico, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed today at the usual morning conference his desire that the United States and Canada approve the tripartite free trade agreement known as T-MEC.


Havana, July 16 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has called John Bolton, National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, a loser and pathological liar.