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South America

Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The rate of approval of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva increased two points and stand at 47 percent, the highest among Brazilian presidential candidates.


Santiago de Cuba, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The construction of two hotels to facilitate the stay of hundreds of people visiting the town of El Cobre, about 22 kilometers northwest of the city, marks the transformations underway there today.


Buenos Aires, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Two exhibitions with different and at the same time coinciding looks will join here on August 24th the renowned Argentine artist and doctor of biology, Pablo La Padula, and the Peruvian Claudia Coca, announced the organizers today.


Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The rate of approval of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva increased two points and stand at 47 percent, the highest among Brazilian presidential candidates.


Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Eight people died as a result of the operations carried out today by members of the Armed Forces and the Civil Police in three favela communities in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro.


Mexico, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Almost 12 million Mexicans live abroad, according to data from the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME), attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, published today.


Buenos Aires, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The service has been interrupted for 56 days and the workers of the Argentine state news agency Telam are still fighting today for the reinstatement of more than 350 colleagues.


Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Members of Brazilian popular movements who are demanding that the Supreme Federal Court (STE) do justice and release former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have staged a hunger strike for three weeks.


Santiago, Chile, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) spread its red carpet on Sunday night to the Spanish actress Maribel Verdu and several Latin American movie stars.


Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Monetary reconversión announced by the government as part of the plan for economic recovery will be effective as of today in Venezuela with the circulation of the Sovereign Bolivar.


Por Moises Perez Mok

Brasilia, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The probable absence of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the polls would turn the next presidential elections in Brazil into a big farce, the sociologist Jesse Souza said in statements published today.