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South America

Buenos Aires, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Senator and former president Cristina Fernandez has announced on Saturday her candidacy as vice president, accompanying former chief of staff Alberto Fernandez for the upcoming elections in October 2019.

Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose incarceration has been denounced has political persecution, symbolizes today the achievements of the Brazilian working people and the link with that massive section of society, President of the Workers'' Party, Gleisi Hoffman, said.

Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The UN has called on Saturday in Bogota to respect due process and the right for defense of FARC leader Jesus Santrich, after his recapture by the local prosecutor''s office.

La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, an expert on foreign debt and human rights at the United Nations (UN), highlighted the economic and social policies implemented by the government of Evo Morales, published newspaper Cambio.

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Coordinator of Rural Organizations (CLOC) will hold its 7th Congress in Cuba next month, focused on the need for agrarian reform in the region and the demand for various social rights.

17 de mayo de 2019, 20:43Bogota, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Political figures in Colombia today called a mockery of peace, transitional justice and the rule of law, the recapture of FARC leader Jesús Santrich upon his release from prison.

Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan ambassador to Turkey, José Bracho Reyes, today denounced the consequences of the US blockade against the South American nation, during a keynote address to the Faculty of Economics of the Technical University of the Middle East .

Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, celebrated on Friday Norway''s pronouncement on a first rapprochement for political dialogue between the Caracas government and the opposition based in the European country.

Montevideo, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Association of Mothers and Relatives of Missing Detainees during the dictatorship on Friday described as ''an aberration'' the vote by opposition senators against the dismissal of generals who covered up a confessed oppressor.

Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of Cotopaxi, in Ecuador, ratified the warrant for preventive custody on former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who is under investigation for the alleged crime of instigation, amid strong criticisms of the process. The ruling was made by the Criminal Courthouse of that court, after denying an appeal requested by Patiño''s defense attorneys, who also asked a reduction of the 50,000-dollar bail imposed on the ex-foreign minister, who has been abroad since April.

Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Friday thanked the Government of Norway for supporting dialogue for peace and the country''s sovereignty.