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Santiago de Chile, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) In a highly criticized decision, the Chilean Senate rejected, by a minority, to enshrine water as a public good in the constitutional reform bill.

New Delhi, Jan 1 (Latin Press) The Indian Space Research Organization will launch Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission this year, said State Minister Jitendra Singh.

Buenos Aires, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said on Tuesday that one of the main reasons for the coup d'état against him was the country's vast lithium reserves, as well as the social policies he promoted during his administration.

Damascus, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis inaugurated a paediatric hospital in the coastal province of Tartous, 300 km northwest of the capital, Damascus.

Santiago de Chile, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The alarm in Chile among the government, specialists and the population in general, is accentuated by the intense drought affecting the country and its possible consequences in the coming months.

Brasilia, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro canceled his participation in a meeting of Amazon country leaders to discuss the situation generated by the wildfires, on doctor's orders. The meeting was due to be held September 6 in Colombia's Amazonian city of Leticia, bordering Brazil and Peru.

By Waldo Mendiluza

Biarritz, France, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) While Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was not invited to the G-7 Summit starting here tomorrow, the anti-environmental policy he defends will make his presence felt, in the middle of unprecedented wildfires in the Amazon. The day before the Summit, President Emmanuel Macron described what is happening in the jungle of the South American country as an international crisis.

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The Connecting Landscapes project, aimed at preserving biodiversity in mountain ecosystems, is currently advancing in the Bamburanao mountain range in Florencia municipality.

Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) China is promoting the development of new energy vehicles (NEV) and next year, its capital is expected to have 20,000 electric taxis.

Athens, Aug. 16 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities are Friday investigating evidence that a wildfire on the island of Evia was started intentionally, and interrogating four individuals suspected of being linked to the fire that spread over vast areas of a nature reserve for three days.