Lima_ Representatives of organizations from civil society and indigenous people are vindicating here today the need to have a more independent, friendly, united American continent that promotes development and the wellbeing of its people, Prensa Latina reports. 

Caracas_ The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, called today on the revolutionary forces to stay together to achieve the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro in the May 20 elections, Prensa Latina reports.  

Caracas_ Technicians from the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the political parties that will participate in the May 20 elections will start the verification of voters' data on the voting machines today, Prensa Latin a reports.  

Brasilia_ The national president of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, called today to occupy the city of Curitiba, where former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be transferred to prison, Prensa Latina reports.

Brasilia_ The day when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva evokes the 68th anniversary of his deceased wife Marisa Letícia, the Federal Police (PF) will try today to arrest the former president of Brazil, following an order from Judge Sergio Moro, Prensa Latina report.

Caracas_ The head of the Simón Bolívar Campaign Command, Jorge Rodríguez, reiterated today the invitation of the Venezuelan government for an international accompaniment mission to attend the presidential elections and of regional and municipal legislators on May 20, Prensa Latina reports.