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South America

La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Some 12,793 companies were created in Bolivia during the first half of the year, bringing the current Business Base of the Registry of Commerce to 308,622 today.

Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has denounced that some European embassies are calling on Venezuelan intellectuals to put their knowledge and prestige against the South American nation.

Brasilia, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The national President of the Workers Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, today reaffirmed her conviction that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva´s name will be in the electronic ballot box on October 7.

Moscow, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today congratulated Chilean former president Michelle Bachelet for her recent appointment as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of people involved in the assassination attempt against Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro increased to 34, said the Attorney General, Tarek William Saab.

14 de agosto de 2018, 12:14Santiago de Chile, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Ten elderly women died in a nursing home in the city of Chiguayante, in the southern region of the Biobio, after a fire c swept through a pavilion where prostrate women lived, the mayor (governor) of Biobío Jorge Ulloa, told TVN''s 24-hour television station hoping there will be no more fatalities.

Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Colloquium on the Thoughts of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez to the Unity and Independence of Latin America and the Caribbean is taking place today in this capital, organized by the Venezuela-Cuba Mutual Friendship and Solidarity Movement.

La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the presence in South America of US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who began a visit to different countries in the region.

Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In a conflict that has been going on for more than one month and a half, Telam workers are still fighting for the 357 dismissed colleagues while the service of that Argentine state agency continues interrupted.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Luis Enrique Gatica Silva has just turned 90 and if that name says little, bolero and ballad lovers have this Chilean singer known as Lucho Gatica among the greatest ones.

La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reaffirmed his support for Argentine former president Cristina Fernandez (2007-2015), who faces a judicial attack in her country.