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By Cosset Lazo Perez*

Havana (PL) After its approval in the first regular session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament), the new Constitution project of the Republic of Cuba will be submitted to popular consultation to collect the people's opinions.

Managua, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan teachers ratified today their commitment to the government of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to fight the coup attempt and demanded justice for the victims of terrorism in the country.

Singapore, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) strengthen today their links on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the strategic association between the parts.

New Delhi,  (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (Movement for Justice in Pakistan) Imran Khan, winner of the general elections in that neighboring country.

By Roberto Campos

HAVANA.- The influx of U.S. tourists to Cuba is one of the topics that draws much attention from journalists specialized in tourist issues, as evidenced at a meeting recently held here.

By Martha Cabrales

Santiago de Cuba. _ Ever since Fidel Castro and other revolutionary fighters attacked the Moncada Garrison in this Eastern Cuban city at dawn on July 26, 1953, locals began to feel a deep affection for the military fortress.

Washington, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley criticized on Thursday the US government for what he deemed incompetence when documenting the connection between parents and immigrant children separated at the border.

Santiago de Chile, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Tensions in Chile arising from misconduct of Catholic Church bishops and priests are still going on following accusations against the archbishop of Santiago, Ricardo Ezzati, and judicial indictments that also include superior nuns.

Santiago de Cuba, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro, said on Thursday that putting the draft of the new Constitution up for people's discussion starting early August is an exercise of democracy.

Pyongyang, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Ministers Ri Kil Song, of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and Kong Xuanyou, of China, held talks here today to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Moscow, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia called today on the US not to lose touch with reality in Crimea's case, where its citizens supported the proclamation of independence, and to respect the right of peoples to self-determination.