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Montevideo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is undergoing a 10.6 percent drop in its economy today, according to a report published by the Central Bank (BCU).

Moscow, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry today demanded that the United States stop talking on behalf of the UN Security Council when referring to the issue of Iran and the possibility of resuming international sanctions against that Persian country.

Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The city of Ruili (Southwest China) checked the health of its 287,254 inhabitants without any reports of further people infested from Covid-19, apart from two illegal immigrants from Myanmar, the local press reported today.

Hanoi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Of the 1,068 cases of Covid-19 reported by Vietnam in almost eight months, only 126 remain active today and the death toll remains at 35 for a formidable rate of 0.3 deaths per million inhabitants.

Beijing, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese firm ByteDance confirmed today that it has reached an agreement with the American firms Oracle and Walmart to keep the operations of its Tik Tok application in the United States, but it still requires the approval from the two governments.

Putin reveals creator of Russian hypersonic weaponsMoscow, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, revealed rocket and aerospace engineer Gerbert Efremov as the main person in charge of creating the country's hypersonic weapons, during a videoconference on defense.

Cuba with improved capacity to detect Covid-19 casesHavana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The increase in capacities to process PCR tests in real time allowed yesterday to detect 51 new cases of Covid-19 in Cuba, and add 5,555 people diagnosed with the disease, the Ministry of Public Health specified today.

Venezuela: Permanent siegeYadira Cruz Valera

Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Shooting down a US-registered aircraft and the capture of agent Heath Mattew triggered alerts this week in Caracas regarding the possible relation of such events with the continuous attempts of aggression by the United States and Colombia against Venezuela.

Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A week full of significant data related to the Covid-19 marks the news in Cuba, where 5,004 people have been infected with the disease and 111 died since the outbreak in the island on March 11.

Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday praised the feat of the first Latin American cosmonaut, fellow countryman Arnaldo Tamayo, whose flight marks 40 years.

United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Agenda 2030 provides the guiding light needed to end the Covid-19 pandemic, respond to its socioeconomic impacts and draw up the course for a transformation recovery, they stressed today at the UN.