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Cuba

By Ivette Hernández

Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) One of the main modifications introduced by the project of the new Cuban Constitution is the recognition of private property and foreign investment, expressed here today commercial specialist of Hotel Copacabana, Ariel Valdes.


Sports

Jakarta, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Minister of Sports of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Won Kil-u, assured here today that Pyongyang and Seoul should form joint teams in more sports, if possible, and expand cooperation in that sector.


Science

Niamey, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains which have been lashing areas of Niger for weeks now threaten to destroy the historic centre of the city of Agadez (center), a World Heritage Site since 2013.


Opinion

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Events have forced Chilean president, Sebastian Piñera, to deeply reflect, questioned now for the appointment of a Deputy Secretary.


Culture

Los Ángeles, USA, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Aretha Franklin, the undisputed ''Queen of Soul'' who sang with matchless style on such classics as ''Think,'' ''''I Say a Little Prayer'' and her signature song, ''Respect,'' and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.


Economy

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The price of the pound of copper has continued its freefall on the London Stock Exchange, the lowest in the last 13 months, triggering alarms in the Chilean economy, the world''s largest exporter of the metal.