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Highlights

Panama, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Panama hands give last touches to presents, infrastructure and media that Pope will use during his visit to this city, from January 23 thru 27 as part of the World Youth Journey (WYJ).


Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Ministry director for the United States Office, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, rejected on Friday a recourse in the U.S. Congress to reactivate a targeted brain drain program against Cuban doctors.


Damascus, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian health authorities, with the support of the World Health Organization, began a nationwide campaign to prevent polio, whose type Two virus was eradicated in a record time of 108 days.


Bogota, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Judicial Branch Workers (ASONAL) in Colombia decided to join the march scheduled for Friday in order to request Attorney General Nestor Martinez'' resignation.


Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Morena party MPs rejected Thursday criticism of Mexico''s principled position in Lima Group that urged to prevent the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, from taking office. During a eventful session of the Congress Permanent Commission with senators and representatives, which will last for several days, its president, Congressman Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, defended the Mexican representative''s attitude at the Lima meeting, who rejected the group''s proposals on behalf of the government and refrained from signing the final agreement against Venezuela.


United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) President Jimmy Morales'' decision to end the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala ( CICIG) has generated broad rejection in the UN, which is preparing a contingency plan to continue this project.


Ankara, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s government and Turkey''s agreed to open an embassy in Ankara to strengthen bilateral ties, Hürriyet daily reported Thursday.


Lima, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Plunged into a relentless crisis, Peru''s largest neoliberal party sets off on Thursday for a possible new parliamentary defeat after five of its legislators resigned due to many discrepancies.


Washington, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) remains firm in its refusal to include agriculture in a new trade agreement with the United States, a senior official of the EU bloc ratified here.


New Delhi, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) India will become the third largest consumer market in the world by 2030, said a report by the World Economic Forum published today in this capital.


Caracas, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro urged the signing governments of the Lima Group''s declaration to rectify its interventionist position regarding the internal affairs of the South American nation.