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South 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.

Put a bullet, the Bolivian regime response to the crisisLa Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Government Minister Arturo Murillo assured today that 'shooting would be the politically correct thing to do' to end the protests for the postponement of the elections.

Brasilia, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Brazilian state of Parana, Ratinho Junior, received today Russian ambassador to Brazil, Sergei Akopov, to discuss the production of the Sputnik V Covid-19-rated vaccine.

Bogota, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's and Peru's governments agreed on Tuesday on a joint plan of action to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in border areas in order to preserve lives and contribute to the normalization of economic activity.

Maduro recalls anniversary of Latin American student organizationCaracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro recalled on Tuesday the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Organization of Students (OCLAE) on the 54th anniversary of its foundation.

Colombia's senator highlights the need to implement Peace Agreementogota, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's senator Sandra Ramirez stressed on Tuesday the importance of implementing the measures included in the 2016 Peace Agreement in light of the peak in murders of former guerrillas.

Brazilian state of Parana for producing Covid-19 vaccine with RussiaBrasilia, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Brazilian state of Parana will sign an agreement with Russia to produce the 'Sputnik V' vaccine against Covid-19, as revealed by the director of the Parana Institute of Technology (TECPAR), Jorge Callado.

Colombia: Duque's election campaign financing to be investigatedBogota, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian electoral body will investigate President Iván Duque´s election campaign in view of an alleged violation of financing rules, local media reported today.

We are in the worst moment of the pandemic, says Argentine presidentBuenos Aires, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernández on Tuesday warned his country is currently facing the worst moment of the pandemic, and called once again to bear in mind the risk of going out, after appealing to social responsibility.

Chile´s Mapuche leader sends 'last message' to his peopleSantiago de Chile, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) After 100-day hunger strike, the Mapuche spiritual leader Celestino Córdova on Tuesday sent a message that many interpreted as a farewell at the approach of his death.

Chilean Mapuche leader's health worsens due to long hunger strikeSantiago, Chile, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The health condition of Mapuche Spiritual Advisor Celestino Cordova is increasingly precarious due to a hunger strike has reached day 100 on Tuesday, his closest friends, who said they fear for his life, informed.