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Highlights

Addis Ababa, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of African countries and organizations today called on all nations and institutions on the continent to join efforts to maintain peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Asuncion, Jan 17 (Prensa L) Paraguay does not have enough radars to detect airplanes nor does it have a law authorizing the shooting down of aircraft dedicated to drug trafficking, the President of the National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics, Edgar Melgarejo said.


United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN team in Yemen and its leader, General Patrick Cammaert, are safe in Hodeida after a reported shooting.


Guatemala, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan government today maintains its position of ignoring the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) despite the fact that the Constitutional Court ordered the continuity of the agreement.


Bogota, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The explosion of a car bomb on Thursday at the General Santander School of Officers in this capital left a toll of eight dead and 41 wounded, according to the Bogota city hall.


Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) China reiterated Thursday its support for Venezuela''s government and asked the internal and external forces to respect people'' sovereign decisions to choose their leaders and their own path of development.


Beirut, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil rejected on Thursday a presumed order from the United States aimed at marginalizing Syria from an Arab Summit scheduled for next weekend in this capital.


Tehran, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran has denied some statements Israel''s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made about its military presence in Syria and confirmed the exclusive presence of advisers in the neighboring nation by request of Damascus.


Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel condemned the United States interventionist policy, following the decision to suspend for only 45 days the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Law.


Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Committees for the Defense of the Cuban Revolution (CDR, in Spanish) are currently contributing to the success of the February 24 referendum on Cuba's new Constitution.


United Nations, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council approved on Wednesday resolution 2452 that allows establishing a special political mission of the multilateral organization in Yemen, to support the Hodeida Agreement on ceasefire.