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Guatemala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A massive demonstration gathering several universities is now seen as a strong backing for the UN decision to ratify Ivan Velasquez as Head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).

Bogota, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from different parties in Colombia demanded from the government the resources to implement the Peace Deal with the former FARC guerrilla group.

Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A higher court in Japan has ratified today a life sentence against an ex-worker from the U.S. base in Okinawa for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old girl.

Tehran, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran's petroleum minister, Bijan Zanganeh, described today as ruinous the agreement approved in 2016 by OPEC to reduce pumping of crude.

Vienna, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators representative of parties and forces of Latin America and Europe demanded here today the end of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and the devolution of the territory of the Guantanamo Naval Base.

Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) China called on the United States to show sincerity and correct protectionist actions as the constant hike of tariffs that unleashed a damaging confrontation for half the foreign enterprises with business here.

By Antonio Rondon Garcia

St. Petersburg, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba exchanged ideas on Thursday about the open prospects for cooperation between the two countries in health, education and culture, among other areas, in the framework of the 2nd Eurasian Women's Forum.

Brasilia, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) On Thursday, the world-renowned US intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky will visit former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been a political prisoner for 167 day in Curitiba, the capital of the state of Parana. Chomsky arrived in Brazil last week to participate in the international seminar on Threats to Democracy and the Multipolar World, organized in Sao Paulo by the Perseu Abramo Foundation of the Workers'' Party (PT).

San Salvador, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador readies today several celebrations to accompany at a distance the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, scheduled for next October 14 in the Vatican.

Madrid, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Government has agreed today to update the map of mass graves where tens of thousands of victims of the Civil War (1936-1939) and the subsequent dictatorship of General Francisco Franco (1939-1975) are buried.