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South America

Santiago de Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) A controversial strike by truckers entered its fifth day on Monday without a close solution, apparently, while concerns and criticism about its consequences and the reactionary nature of the protest are growing.

Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Labor Prosecutor's Office (MPT) received 29,608 complaints from workers related to Covid-19, such as the lack of protective equipment, adequate health measures and irregular application of salary reduction agreements.

Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez affirmed today that the health and economic crisis caused by Covid-19 shows that neoliberalism exploits peoples instead of saving them.

Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela returns today to the radical, social and collective quarantine regime throughout its territory, as a containment mechanism for the Covid-19 pandemic, after a week of flexibility in various socioeconomic sectors.

Montevideo, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Yet another death has brought to 44 the number fatal victims of Covid-19 in Uruguay, after a day in which 3,514 analysis were performed, which yielded 14 new positive cases.

Santiago de Chile, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Some 80 parliamentarians requested the Chile's president to guarantee one percent of the national budget for the culture sector, currently one of the most affected - and least supported due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Some 289,000 Bolivians lost their jobs, and unemployment nearly tripled to 11.8% due to the Covid-19 pandemic in July 2020, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Bogota, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Several opposition senators have criticized the presence of military forces from the United States on Colombian soil since July 20, in violation of a judicial order.

La Paz, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's SIGMA pharmaceutical company registered Russia's Avifavir drug, effective in the Covid-19 treatment and its first batch should arrive upcoming September, local media reported on Friday.

Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The US government has infringed the principles of peace assumed by Latin America and the Caribbean, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla stated on Friday.

28 de agosto de 2020, 14:44Santiago, Chile, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Investigations Police (PDI) informed on Friday the arrest of a former Chilean Police Officer captain, who fired tear gases and blinded young woman Fabiola Campillai last year.