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South America

Lima, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Peru Sergio Gonzalez highlighted the symbolism of the arrivals of 85 doctors and other health professionals from his country in Peru, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first Cuban medical brigade here.

Quito, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) predicted a national economic degrowth between 7.3% and 9.6% this year.

Santiago de Chile, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean must give priority to environmentally friendly, low-carbon, people-centered and planet-focused solutions to effectively and sustainably fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Buenos Aires, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez defended the decisions on the quarantine and insisted on citizen responsibility to get out of this bad moment.

Brasilia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) After 100 days of confirming its first Covid-19 case, Brazil has surpasses Italy in death toll with 1.473 in last 24 hours (daily record) and reached 34.021 deaths.

Bogota, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian citizens requested a disciplinary investigation against Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Foreign Minister Claudia Blum and Ambassador to the United States Francisco Santos for violating the Constitution and causing actions against Venezuela.

Moscow, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the new sanctions by the United States against Venezuela, and denounced Washington's threat to use force and aggression against Caracas by deploying US soldiers in Colombia.

San Jose, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Cuba Solidarity Committee (CCSC) described as very regrettable the figurehead role played by the Colombian Government of Ivan Duque regarding the aggressive policies implemented by the Trump Administration against Cuba.

Lima, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Peru-Red Fatherland (PCdelP-PR) posted on social media a messages of greetings for the arrival of a contingent of 85 Cuban health workers, who will join to fight the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Bogota, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Colombia warned that the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is one of the greatest threats to the ways of life of indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

Lima, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra criticized the use for profit of the coronavirus pandemic, which has registered 4,284 cases and 137 deaths in 24 hours, totaling 83,198 and 5,031, respectively.