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South America

 Venezuela is a victim of extraterritorial laws, says a lawyerCaracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's complaint against the United States before the International Criminal Court (ICC) shows to the world that the Bolivarian nation is victim of extraterritorial laws, said today constitutional lawyer Olga Alvarez.

 Peruvian president swears in four ministers amid crisisLima, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swore in the new ministers of Energy and Mines, Susana Vilca; Education, Martin Benavides; Transport and Communications, Carlos Lozada, and Justice, Fernando Castañeda.

 New indictment against Chilean metropolitan mayorSantiago, Chile, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) A new accusation on criticized Santiago Metropolitan Mayor Felipe Guevara was filed on Friday, this time for the death of protester Mauricio Fredes on December 27.

 Venezuela's President highlights complaint against US coercive measuresCaracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro highlighted this Friday the complaint filed at the International Criminal Court against the US government's unilateral coercive measures against his country.

 Bolsonaro strengthens military presence in Brazil cabinetBrasilia, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro strengthened the presence of military forces in his cabinet with the appointment of Army General Walter Braga Netto as chief minister of the Civil House, replacing Onyx Lorenzoni.

 Venezuela: 2nd Business Round comes to an endCaracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Business Round on Tourism in Venezuela closed on Thursday with large participation, Minister Felix Plasencia said.

13 de febrero de 2020, 17:43Buenos Aires, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Thursday that he will request more time to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in order to pay the pending debt with that body, the amount of which has reached US$44 billion.

13 de febrero de 2020, 17:21The Hague, The Netherlands, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the coercive measures taken by the United States are crimes against humanity that violate international law, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Thursday.

13 de febrero de 2020, 16:47Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, on Thursday rejected the economic blockade imposed by the U.S. government against Venezuela.

13 de febrero de 2020, 16:45La Paz, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the de facto government of Bolivia have confirmed the death of 17 people and damages to others thousands as a result of the heavy rains affecting the Andean-Amazonian country.

13 de febrero de 2020, 16:41Santiago, Chile, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) German car manufacturers Volkswagen and Daimler study feasibility for the extraction of lithium in Chile in a sustainable way, in keeping with the growing worldwide interest in this mineral.