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South America

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.

Bolivia exceeds 91 thousand cases of Covid-19La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia registered 1,636 infections of the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, thus accumulating 91,635 positive cases for the disease in five months, health authorities reported today.

Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) began receiving nominations of candidates to participate in the legislative elections slated for December 6.

Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's and Suriname's governments ratified on Monday their commitment to broaden bilateral relations to new areas of cooperation, including fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Buenos Aires, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez praised the role of women in building the country and noted that today women carry out a social revolution within the country as never seen before.

Messi donates 50 ventilators to Rosario hospitals in ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Lionel Messi donated 50 ventilators to several hospitals in his hometown of Rosario in Argentina, one of the several hit by Covid-19.

Bolivian de facto government militarizes citiesLa Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The de facto government of Bolivia today ordered the militarization of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, while announcing the possible use of force to lift the roadblocks in force in demand of elections.

Chilean people support Nobel Prize for Cuban doctorsSantiago de Chile, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean people, from the most diverse sectors, are joining today in support of the international call for the Nobel Peace Prize to the ¨Henry Reeve¨ Cuban medical brigade.

Appeal trial on Venezuelan gold in the UK in SeptemberLondon, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The appeal judgment on the refusal of the British courts to hand over to Venezuela the gold reserves it keeps in the Bank of England will be at the end of September, the plaintiff announced today.

Brazil to send health aid and food to LebanonBrasilia, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government will send on Wednesday a Brazilian Air Force plane with 5.5 tons of medicines, supplies, medical-hospital equipment and food to Lebanon, after the strong explosion occurred in the Beirut port.

Argentine President to launch public works with gender perspectiveBuenos Aires, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernández will launch new public works today with a gender perspective, one of the various initiatives he is promoting for greater equity and equality.