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South America

Santiago de Chile, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Andres Allamand announced an internationally-supported plan to crack down on migrant smuggling, a scourge that is currently further affecting this country.

Brasilia, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The president and four players of the Palmas Football and Regataa club perished on Sunday in a plance crash together with the pilot of the small aircraft, the sports society reported.

La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Ministry of Health reported on sunday 1,732 new infections of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, thus bringing the nation's total to close to 200,000 cases since the detection of the first sick people in March 2020.

Caracas, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Requirements for applicants to join the Preliminary Commission of the Electoral Nominations Committee of the National Assembly and to become new rectors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) began circulating today in Venezuela.

Bolivia to build ecological diesel and biodiesel plantsLa Paz, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will boost as of 2021 the construction of ecological diesel and biodiesel plants to reduce the import of liquid fuels, an official source reported today, cited by local media.

Controversy continues over arrival of vaccine in ColombiaBogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda persisted today in the controversy over information released by the Colombian administration about the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine to the country in February.

Mobilizations across Brazil calling for Bolsonaro's removalBrasilia, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Political parties, trade union and social movements, and the Brasil Popular and Povo Sem Medo fronts are staging today 87 mobilizations across the country to demand the removal of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, for his irresponsible dealing with Covid-19.

Indigenous leaders ask to investigate Bolsonaro for crimesBrasilia, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous leaders Raoni Metuktire and Almir Surui asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, for environmental violations that involve crimes against humanity, it was confirmed today.

Felap considers necessary the continuity of Operation TruthBuenos Aires, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Sixty-two years after Operation Truth, the Latin American Federation of Journalists (Felap) assured today that it is still as necessary as it was at that time, when the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, promoted it.

Corruption scandal splashes Venezuelan opposition leaderCaracas, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Revelations about a new corruption scandal today involve opposition leader Juan Guaidó in another episode of dispossession of Venezuela's assets abroad, under the authority of a non-existent interim government.

Rome, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Marina Sereni on Friday expressed that Italy has always supported the strengthening and consolidation of relations between the European Union and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.