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South America

Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro today assured that the increase in popular production is the way to defeat the economic war.

La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Investment in health has increased sevenfold in the last 12 years, which represents another record of the government of President Evo Morales, Bolivian Minister of the sector, Rodolfo Rocabado, said today.

16 de agosto de 2018, 14:49Lima, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry of Peru confirmed, without any comment, a Venezuelan request to locate two fugitives accused of participating in a frustrated attack against President Nicolas Maduro.

La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced an initial investment of 20 million dollars, of 588 million in total, to drill the Sauce Mayo area located in the Chuquisaca department (south).

United Nations, 16 Aug (Prensa Latina) A new report by the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warns today about the aftermath and traumas facing migrant detained and separated children, as happened in the United States.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The price of the pound of copper has continued its freefall on the London Stock Exchange, the lowest in the last 13 months, triggering alarms in the Chilean economy, the world''s largest exporter of the metal.

Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party continues today waiting for a meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque, to exchange views on the return of ex-combatants.

La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The revenue of Bolivia from its oil production increased its profits, from 4.5 billion dollars in 2006 to 36 billion dollars at present, informed the Ministry of Hydrocarbons. The Bolivian entity also documented that natural gas production doubled from 30 million cubic meters per day (MMmcd) in 2005 to over 60 MMmcd in 2017.

Buenos Aires, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) First it was the yaguareté (jaguar), after that the blue whale and now, the famous Andean Condor will be immortalized in one of the bills of Argentinean currency, that of 50 pesos, already in circulation.

Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) ''I am victim of a judicial chase already registered in history'', denounced former president and now presidential candidate of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, now 132 days as a political prisoner.

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Events have forced Chilean president, Sebastian Piñera, to deeply reflect, questioned now for the appointment of a Deputy Secretary.