Havana_ The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, highlighted here today at the XXIV Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum, the legacy of resistance and struggle of Fidel Castro, Prensa Latina reports.

Brussels_ All 33 member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) support Bolivia as the pro tempore president of that multilateral body in 2019, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

Moscow_ Russian president Vladimir Putin meets today his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, in Helsinki, crucial for strategic stability worldwide, but with reserved outcome.

Managua_ The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, called on Friday to restore peace and achieve the nation's reconciliation for the well-being of the people, Radio Reloj publishes.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called the accusations made by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against his country's missile program baseless and accused Donald Trump of putting pressure on his European allies, Prensa Latina reports.

Brasilia_ National Trade Union Centers, social movements and political parties called to mobilize across the country today to reject the legal war that prevents the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to the website of Prensa Latina.