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Brasilia,  (Prensa Latina) The number of poor people in Brazil has grown from 2016 to 2017 and now it reaches 54.8 million Brazilians, out of the country''s 207 million inhabitants, according to official data published in Brasilia on Wednesday.

Caracas, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Oil Minister, Manuel Quevedo, on Wednesday stated that the country will defend prices and the stability of crude oil in the world market.

Georgetown, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Sugar Association (SAC) reported that its members met approximately 80 percent of Caricom''s raw sugar needs during 2017/18 harvest.

Rome, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO), will hold its 160th session starting this Monday.

Caracas, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Over 500 Venezuelan exporters will take part in coming Shanghai World Trade Fair to be held in that Chinese city from November 5-10, informed the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

By Teyuné Díaz Díaz

Havana, Sep 11 (PL) Some 165 million dollars is the amount of a Russian investment destined to the total refurbishment of an important steel plant in Cuba, whose production of steel bars for construction represents a strategic material.

San Juan, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Citizen Front for Audition of the Debt accused the Board of Fiscal Supervision of pretending to cover-up violations of the law, excessive profits of speculators and a greater economic load on the Puerto Rican people.

Tehran, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran will soon receive a second batch of enriched uranium up to 20 percent that Russia kept under a nuclear agreement signed between the Persian nation and six world powers.

Paris, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The main pilot union of the airline Air France has threatened to go on strike again in September if the new management of the company does not resume negotiations on the matter.