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South America

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today urged citizens to support the government to guarantee the success of the Economic Recovery, Growth and Prosperity Program, which will start on August 20.

17 de agosto de 2018, 15:36La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that the government is accompanying the new generations in favor of the development of the South American country, as one of its many obligations.

La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The minimum wage in Bolivia today is 2,060 bolivianos (295 dollars), so it grew 368 percent in the last 12 years, according to data from the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance.

Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Human Rights Committee urged today the Brazilian state to allow former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to enjoy and exercise his political rights as a candidate in the 2018 elections.

Quito, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) About 80 kilograms of cocaine were found on the international transportation bus from Colombia that crashed on Tuesday, leaving 24 dead and 22 injured, official sources said on Tuesday.

Cordoba, Argentina, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Aleida Guevara, daughter of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, is carrying out today an intense visit to the city of Cordoba, where his father lived a part of his childhood.

Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The preparation of the technological system of banking institutions -public and private- of Venezuela for monetary reconversion marches today at 95 percent, informed official sources.

Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The persecution against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner for more than 130 days ago, continues today, said the leader of the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann.

Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian voters will be again prevented today from hearing the presidential candidate who leads all the vote intention polls have as favorite for the October elections: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will export quinoa to China when it takes part next November in the import fair of Shanghai, according to the Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Cesar Cocarico.

Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro today assured that the increase in popular production is the way to defeat the economic war.