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South America

Chile's Supreme Court rejects writ of protection to Mapuche leaderSantiago de Chile, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chile's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a writ of protection filed by Mapuche leader Celestino Cordova´s defense, whose life is in danger after a lengthy hunger strike.

13 de agosto de 2020, 13:5Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday officially notified Congress of the house arrest of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) to suspend his post as senator.

13 de agosto de 2020, 10:33Montevideo, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay's Ministry of Social Development (Mides) recognizes today difficulty to alleviate poverty, which will reach 12 percent this year when the government is cutting 30 percent of welfare funds.

Pension fund withdrawal reactivates Chile's economySantiago de Chile, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Against the catastrophic forecasts of Sebastián Piñera's government, the withdrawal of retirement funds by millions of citizens is being evaluated this Thursday as a lifeline for Chile's economy.

In Ecuador leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro is rememberedQuito, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian and Cuban residents will remember today Fidel Castro, historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, on the 94th anniversary of his birth.

Havana, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) A report from the Covid-19 Observatory of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warns on Wednesday about the Covid-19 impact on the region and its most relevant issues.

Buenos Aires, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez congratulated on Wednesday his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the new Sputnik V vaccine, which he described as 'an achievement that will remain among the indelible pages of the history of the world medicine.'

United Nations, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is following with concern the recent events in Bolivia, and he reaffirmed on Wednesday the support of the multilateral organization for the holding of transparent, credible and inclusive elections.

12 de agosto de 2020, 15:13Caracas, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Latin American Foundation for Human Rights and Social Development (FUNDALATIN), Maria Eugenia Russian, described on Wednesday the US attacks of against Venezuela as inhumane in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

European banks pressed by Latin American demandsBrussels, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) European banks woke up sued by indigenous communities of the Amazon due to the oil trade and its effects in Latin America.

Former Ecuatorian President Bucaram detained for alleged corruptionQuito, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian law enforcement officials arrested former President Abdalá Bucaram today, in the midst of an investigation related to the illegal sale of medical supplies during the toughest stage of the Covid-19 health emergency.