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Socialist Party leader criticizes Spanish president's positionCaracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Diosdado Cabello, first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), questioned Pedro Sanchez, president of the Spanish Government, for his criticism of Venezuela, while he shelters fugitive Leopoldo Lopez.


Washington reinforces illegal bases in Syria with 200 soldiersDamascus, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States reinforced its illegal presence in Syria with 200 soldiers deployed from Iraq, official media reported on Thursday.


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Mexico, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's economy likely contracted by 5.4% in December as a result of the Covid-19 fresh outbreak, according to a preliminary estimate from the National Statistics Institute (INEGI).


Palestinians condemn US accusation against CubaRamallah, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Palestine-Cuba Friendship Association Mohamed Abuatwan on Wednesday condemned the US decision to include Cuba in the list of state sponsors of terrorism and highlighted Cuban people's peaceful spirit and solidarity.


Cubans in Haiti criticize outgoing US government's sanctionsPort-au-Prince, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Haiti (ACRH) lashed out at the Donald Trump administration's recent sanctions on Cuba.


US troops bomb Iraqi military posts to cover terroristsBaghdad, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) US military forces bombed the Iraqi Armed Forces' positions to favor the deployment of terrorists in central Babylon province, Al-Ghadeer channel reported on Wednesday.


Syria condemns US aggressionsDamascus, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria on Wednesday denounced the US troops' aggressions in the Al-Yarubiyah region, in the northern province of Hasaka, in a message sent to the United Nations Security Council.


Iran reaffirms failure of US policy of maximum pressureTehran, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today reiterated the complete failure of the policy of maximum pressure against Tehran by US President Donald Trump.


Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Tuesday denounced the US aggressive pressure and illegal actions to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, following the approval of a new package of sanctions against the construction companies.


Montreal, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that it will implement a so-called health passport to facilitate border crossing and 'to contribute to the final reopening of the flight market.'


Beijing, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday hailed the possible return of the United States to the climate and nuclear deals with Iran under the administration of Democrat President Joe Biden, emphasizing the need to join forces internationally to implement them.