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South America

Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medical services will participate in a health and quality of life tourism event scheduled for September 12-15 in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, according to official reports today.

Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil will go to the United Nations and the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to assure the presidential candidacy of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former president's spokesman, Fernando Haddad, said today.

Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian coastal city of Guayaquil will host the 4th International Book Fair, scheduled from September 5 to 9 at the Convention Center.

La Paz, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, sworn in on Tuesday Diego Pary as the country's new Foreign Minister, who will replace the current Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni.

Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Committee (CNE) of Venezuela is publishing Tuesday the preliminary registration of candidates for the municipal council elections to be held on December 9.

Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, assured that the program of economic recovery applied by the Executive is being a success thanks to the support of the people, only conductor to final victory.

Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, and her Cuban peer, Manuel Marrero, had a meeting to evaluate cooperation between both nations in that sector, as part of the work tour that Lugo is carrying out in Cuba.

Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A group headed by the now Argentine Minister of Economy, Nicolas Dujovne, travels this Tuesday to the U.S. to meet with IMF Director General, Christine Lagarde, looking to agree on another advance on the loan approved last June.

Asunción, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Respiratory viruses have claimed 51 lives so far in Paraguay due to changing weather conditions during the winter, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MSBS) reported today.

Buenos Aires, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) While President Mauricio Macri announced a package of measures to hold devaluation of the peso, in Banks and financial entities of Argentina, the U.S, dollar opened in a rising trend and escalated 67 cents.

Caracas, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was the first citizen to invest in the Gold Savings Plan, which was activated today as part of the Economic Recovery Program.