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South America

Argentine residents in Paris report violation of rights in BoliviaParis, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Assembly of Argentine Citizens in France (ACAF) issued on Friday a report on Bolivia's violation of human rights by the de facto government, written by a multidisciplinary delegation that visited Bolivia.

La Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) After the expiration of three deadlines for the payment of projects of the Program of Urban Interventions (PUI), artists and managers are still demanding the agreed-upon payments, or they will demand Bolivia's current government.

Uruguay commemorates 500 years of Magellan's arrivalMontevideo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) On the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the south of the American continent, Uruguay honored him with a plaque unveiled on the territory that he visited.

Venezuelan authorities seize plane linked to Colombian mafiasCaracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) seized a plane used illegally by Colombian mafias, as part of the struggle being waged in Venezuela against drug trafficking, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday.

MP files a lawsuit against Colombian PresidentBogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) David Racero, representative to the Chamber by 'Bogota Decentes' party, filed a lawsuit against Colombia's President Ivan Duque following the recent statements of former Congress member Aida Merlano, now a fugitive from the country's justice.

Brazil: military police reject proposal and continue on strikeBrasilia, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Military policemen on strike since Tuesday in the Brazilian state of Ceará decided to reject the government's proposal to reach an agreement, and are still on strike over salary increases.

Dominican Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Odebrecht caseSanto Domingo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Republic's plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice dismissed yesterday the opposition appeals lodged by the Prosecutor and two of those charged in Odebrecht case.

Evo Morales' disqualification as candidate for senator in Bolivia's elections condenmnedLa Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Several experts reject the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE)'s resolution that disqualified Evo Morales on Thursday as a candidate to first Cochabamba senator by the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS).

Viña del Mar song festival shows a different faceSantiago de Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Viña del Mar Song Festival is about to begin, the organizers are now betting on austerity, with strong security measures and fear that Quinta Vergara could become a grandstand of protests against the government of Chile.

20 de febrero de 2020, 16:52La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) A video, in which the Vice Minister of Alternative and Special Education of Bolivia Yola Nery Mamani is seen asking for money in exchange for a job, has been posted Thursday on different digital platforms and local media.

20 de febrero de 2020, 16:25Santiago de Chile, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean pesos on Thursday dropped for the fourth consecutive day as much as 807 against the US dollar.