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Interior Sudamérica

La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced an initial investment of 20 million dollars, of 588 million in total, to drill the Sauce Mayo area located in the Chuquisaca department (south).

Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party continues today waiting for a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque, to exchange views on the return of ex-combatants.

Buenos Aires, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) First it was the yaguareté (jaguar), after that the blue whale and now, the famous Andean Condor will be immortalized in one of the bills of Argentinean currency, that of 50 pesos, already in circulation.

Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) ''I am victim of a judicial chase already registered in history'', denounced former president and now presidential candidate of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, now 132 days as a political prisoner.

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Events have forced Chilean president, Sebastian Piñera, to deeply reflect, questioned now for the appointment of a Deputy Secretary.

Quito, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) An International Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities will take place in this capital on September 13, with the participation of municipal officials, professionals and promoters of the urbanism industry, according to its organizers.

Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The rector of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tania D'Amelio, informed that today the registration process of the political parties is ending as part of the municipal council elections for December 9 .

Bogota, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Local and Ecuadorian authorities are working together to identify 19 Colombians who died in a traffic accident on Tuesday, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today in a statement.

Asunción, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Businessman and politician Mario Abdo Benitez was inaugurated today as the new president of the Republic of Paraguay, at a ceremony held in the esplanade of the Lopez Palace, the seat of government in the capital.

Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The rise in bus and train price in Buenos Aires announced by the government began to prevail today in the first of three monthly increases.