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South America

Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) After 48 hours that the electoral results for the presidential pair of Ecuador were announced, the deadline granted to political organizations to lodge appeals and challenges to the vote counting expired on Tuesday.

La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Operations to control the correct application of rates and the provision of services in laboratories, private clinics and pharmacies, will begin today in Bolivia to combat the excessive prices reported by the population in recent days.

La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Japan Week concludes in La Paz on Tuesday with words of congratulations by Japanese Ambassador to Bolivia Hokida Osamu, in honor of the 60th birthday of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, to whom the event is dedicated.

Venezuela rejects EU sanctions against officialsCaracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela rejected on Monday the decision of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union to impose coercive measures against 19 officials of this country, including high diplomats, magistrates and representatives of the public authorities.

Lula's defense team files new appeals at Brazil's courtBrasilia, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The defense team for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has filed a writ of habeas corpus so that the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) cancels the certification of the triplex apartment case of Guaruja, it was confirmed on Monday.

Lima, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 50 percent of Peruvian voters do not have a favorite candidate for the next general elections, according to a private survey released on Monday, in which none of the presidential runners exceed ten percent of preferences.

Montevideo, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Front (Frente Amplio) of Uruguay will present 20 measures on Monday to alleviate the social and economic crisis, which is the result of the health situation.

Mexico, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez started an official visit to Mexico on Monday at the invitation of his counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to participate in events for national holidays and strengthen relations.

Santiago de Chile, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2021 Bahia Inglesa Gastronomic Festival today will start its seventh edition in Chile with a varied activity program on virtual platforms through Feb.28.

Geneva, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced on Monday at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) the impact of the economic blockade against his country and the obstacle it represents in fighting Covid-19.

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernández on Sunday described the situation of a list including vaccinated officials at the Ministry of Health as reprehensible, while regretting the public derision it gave rise to.