Brasilia_ US Secretary of State James Mattis is starting a South American tour today with the express objective of resuming Washington's influence and defending US interests in the region, Prensa Latina reports.

Caracas_ The allied forces of the Bolivarian Revolution and the people in general will march today in favor of peace and in repudiation of the terrorist actions registered on August 4 against the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Prensa Latina publishes.

Brasilia_ Eight of the main trade union centers of Brazil protested yesterday in at least 14 cities in the country against unemployment, labor reform and social security reform proposed by the government of unconstitutional President Michel Temer, Cubasí publishes.

United Nations_ Chilean diplomat Michelle Bachelet, who was twice president of that country, was appointed today as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prensa Latina reports.

Managua_ The Nicaraguan government will present today a quantitative report of the damages caused by violent groups promoting an attempted coup in the country, Vice President Rosario Murillo said, Prensa Latina reports.

Brasilia_ The absence of the absolute leader in all surveys on vote intention, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will undoubtedly be evident today at the first TV debate among presidential candidates in Brazil, Prensa Latina reports.