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By Waldo Mendiluza

Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Italy's Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ricardo Antonio Merlo, is Friday in Havana holding a broad working program including meetings and visits.


Pretoria, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The South African government reiterated Friday its full support for the two-time 800-meter Olympic champion Caster Semenya, before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) analyzes an appeal filed by the runner.


Bogota,  (Prensa Latina) Colombian authorities declared on Thursday the state of alert in this capital for adverse weather conditions due to drought and more than a hundred forest fires that negatively impact air quality.


United Nations,  (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza demanded respect here for the UN Chart to face the unilateral actions promoted by the United States and its allies in that Latin American country.


By Carmen Esquivel Sarria

Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The writer and professor at the University of Constantine Hammadi Abdallah thanked Thursday Cuba for choosing Algeria as the guest of honour at the International Book Fair, held in Havana.


Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The negotiators from China and the United States concluded their talks on economic-commercial differences on Friday, and there is no news about whether progress was made, at a time when the end of the truce in the bilateral trade conflict is approaching.