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South America

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.

President of Brazil Supreme Court hospitalized for the second timeBrasilia, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil, Antonio Dias Toffoli, was admitted this Sunday to the capital DF Star hospital with allergic pneumonia, confirmed today the advisory board of the superior court.

Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Indigenous Peoples of Venezuela, Aloha Nuñez, called for the unity of all native peoples to celebrate this Sunday their international day, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The planetary spread of Covid-19 and its impact on indigenous communities poses a huge challenge for the world, says a statement by Casa de las Américas published in this capital.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Santiago Appeals Court sentenced a retired general and three other ex-military personnel for the murder of 12 people in what was called the Caravan of Death, in October 1973, after 46 years of impunity.

By Laura Becquer Paseiro

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Chaos, destabilization and zero political dialogue in the midst of a health crisis aggravated by an unprecedented pandemic are gradually lacerating Bolivia.

Quito, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) With an economically active population of seven million 605 thousand 189 people, Ecuador registers a total of one million nine thousand 583 unemployed until the May-June period of this year, according to data released today.

United Nations, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Unilateral economic sanctions against countries like Cuba and Venezuela are causing today greater suffering and limitations for their people amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UN independent rapporteurs warned.

Managua, Aug. 9 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua ends the week with the good news that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has recognized it as the leading exporter in times of the Covid-19 among the countries of the region.

8 de agosto de 2020, 18:31Caracas, Aug. 8 (Prensa Latina) In view of the exponential growth of the infection curve, Venezuela set up on Saturday four Large Mission Bases in Caracas with 600 beds to assist asymptomatic patients with minor symptoms of Covid-19.

Lima, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) New Prime Minister Walter Martos discarded today a return to total lockdown due to the advance of Covid-19 and new confrontations with Parliament that vetoed his predecessor, neoliberal Pedro Cateriano.