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South America

Montevideo, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s Jose Marti Eye Hospital will reach a total of more than 90,000 surgeries undertaken by September, including 60,000 cataract operations, reported the center''s Director, Sandra Medina, quoted Thursday by La Republica newspaper.

Bogota, August 15 (Prensa Latina) ''Batons against rifles, an unequal struggle, but the territory must be respected and we will make it respected,'' stated Senator Feliciano Valencia of the Nasa people on Thursday, referring to the situation of violence suffered by indigenous communities in Colombia.

Brasilia, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on the people, social and union movements to organize to avoid the dismantling of Brazil under the government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

Quito,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Citizen''s Revolution Party denounced Thursday that with the impeachment of four members of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control (Cpccs), the government has installed a dictatorial state in Ecuador.

Santiago, Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The work to remove debris and recover the bodies of those killed in a building collapse in Valparaiso continued on Thursday, amid fears that more victims will be found.

Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) As part of Venezuela''s strategy to face the U.S. blockade, President Nicolas Maduro approved the creation of a foundation to bring universities and scientific centers together as part of a single body.

Lima, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian government on Wednesday announced a recovery after falling economic growth in April and May, and noted that a growth rate of over 2.5% was reported in June.

Bogota, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) on Thursday announced that the state of territorial emergency remains in force, amid violent acts against members of indigenous communities.

Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri is facing one of his worst periods in office, four months before the end of his term, which has been characterized by the fall in salaries, mega devaluations, and store closures.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Singing the song ''El dia de tu cumpleaños,'' written by iconic singer-songwriter Violeta Parra, dozens of Chilean solidarity activists celebrated in Santiago the 93rd anniversary of the birth of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

By Manuel Robles Sosa

Lima, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Solidarity activists, political and social leaders and Peruvian professionals graduated in Cuba held a meeting on the occasion of the 93rd anniversary of the birth of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.