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South America

Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of unemployment insurance applications in Uruguay has exceeded 26,000, only at the end of a month in which gloomy outlooks about the economy due the impact of the coronavirus pandemic persist.

President Maduro ratifies commitment to the nation's welfareCaracas, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, ratified on Sunday his commitment to watch over the welfare of the nation, especially the most vulnerable families, in the face of the blockade imposed by the United States.

Paraguayan Government under pressure from growing Covid-19 casesAsuncion, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The sudden increase in positive cases of Covid-19 due to some relaxation of health regulations is putting pressure on the Paraguayan government, which is seeking solutions to avoid a return to total confinement.

Venezuela captures two Colombian drug planesCaracas, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (Ceofanb) of Venezuela captured two Colombian drug trafficking aircrafts as part of actions developed to guarantee national sovereignty.

 Pope Francis Urges Prayer for the Amazon before Covid-19Vatican City, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis urged on Sunday to invoke the Holy Spirit to give light and strength to the Catholic Church in societies of the Amazon, hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chile: Elderly Homes Most Vulnerable to Covid-19Santiago, Chile, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The elderly are the main victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, but their vulnerability grows when they live in homes for the elderly, warned Paula Daza, Chile's under-secretary of health.

dolaresAsunción, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The debt assumed by the Paraguayan state to face the Covid-19 pandemic now reaches two thousand 442.6 million dollars, a source from the Ministry of Finance reported today.

argentinaBuenos Aires, May 30 (Prensa Latina) With more than 717 new cases, the number of Covid-19 infections in Argentina this Saturday reached more than 15,000, while the number of deaths rose to 524 throughout the country.

larry davoeCaracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The coercive measures of the United States government against Venezuela are intended to deprive the population of basic means of subsistence, denounced this Saturday the executive secretary of the National Council of Human Rights, Larry Devoe.

senadora colombiaBogotá, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Senator for the Patriotic Union party Aída Avella urged the President of the Colombian Congress, Lidio García, to convene a session as soon as possible before the imminent arrival of United States troops to the country.

The left in times of angerBy Manuel Cabieses Donoso *

Santiago de Chile, (Prensa Latina) These terrifying times cry out for a new society. But it will not be fruit of childbirth, but of despair of the masses.