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South America

La Paz, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 doctors affiliated to the Doctors Confederation of Bolivia marched on Monday along the central streets of the capital, supporting the immediate implementation of the Unique Health System (UHS).

Caracas, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) ratified Monday Nicolas Maduro as President of the Republic and Commander in Chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Force for the 2019-2025 term.

La Paz, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia plans to drill 17 new natural gas wells in Chuquisaca, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni and La Paz departments in 2019, with a gas potential of at least 13 trillion cubic feet (TCF), Luis Alberto Sanchez, Hydrocarbons Minister announced Monday.

San Salvador, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador hands over on Monday the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to Bolivia, aimed at revitalizing the struggle for regional integration.

Bogota, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia, Alberto Brunori, has urged the Government of Ivan Duque to urgently take measures to halt the increasing number of assassinations of social leaders.

Caracas, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro has reaffirmed on Sunday his Government is endeavoring to fully fulfill the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

La Paz, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) As part of his Government policy to support farmers, Bolivia''s President Evo Morales delivered on Sunday a system of sprinkler irrigation in Cochabamba, an investment of over 564 million dollars to benefit 150 hectares of farming land.

Montevideo, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) To date, 879 people have been displaced from their homes after the floods of the Yi River as a result of several days of storms and heavy rains that affected most of the country''s departments.

Caracas, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government joined the countries that rectified their positions on the interventionist document of the self-styled Group of Lima, regarding the institutionality, integrity and territorial sovereignty of Venezuela.

Quito, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador rejected information circulating on social networks about the supposed deterioration of the health conditions of computer scientist Julian Assange, asylum in the Embassy of Quito in London since 2012.

Santiago de Chile, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Many cases of sexual abuse committed by Chilean clergymen return to the floor before the Pope''s imminent meeting with five Chilean bishops.