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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.

Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese leadership greatly distorts the essence of the agreements between the leaders of Russia and Japan on the South Kuril Islands, said Igor Margulov, Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Quito, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian lawmaker Ana Galarza is facing an official denunciation Wednesday, made by her ex-assistant Lenin Rodriguez, for allegedly collecting tithes, a crime known as concussion.

Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Diplomat Anayansi Rodriguez has taken over the post of Deputy Minister at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Cuba, after holding several responsibilities in defense of the island''s foreign policy.

Bogota, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Ivan Duque applauded on Wednesday the discovery of light oil in a deposit in the municipality of Cabuyaro, in the central department of Meta.

Baghdad, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) It is perhaps the Americans'' custom to arrive unannounced and Wednesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq, as President Donald Trump did a few days ago.

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri, spoke Wednesday with the Cuban Ambassador, Alexander Pellicer, about the good state of bilateral relations and the will to strengthen ties among MPs.

Brussels, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The executive body of the European Union (EU) highlighted Wednesday the Malta Government''s authorization to transfer to Malta the 49 migrants rescued in late December by ships of two German organizations.

Madrid, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish police reported Wednesday they broke up a human and drug trafficking network by arresting eight of its members, including those most responsible for the criminal organization in the country.

Brasilia, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The regional superintendent's offices of the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) in Brazil received memoranda to interrupt all processes for the purchase and expropriation of lands, sources of the sector confirmed on Wednesday.

Beirut, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese security bodies on Wednesday warned about some methods used by Israeli espionage in smartphone apps.