Caracas_ Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, announced today the arrest of 11 officials of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), linked to alleged sabotage actions that caused losses of 14 million USD to the country, Prensa Latina reports.

Beijing_ Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe expressed his confidence today that the visit of his US counterpart, James Mattis, will help alleviate friction and improve relations in military matters, Prensa Latina reports.

San Salvador_ The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is preparing a new internal electoral process to elect presidential candidate Hugo Martinez'' running mate, Prensa Latina reports.

Caracas__ The vice president for the economic area of ​​Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, announced the next stabilization of prices in all markets of the country to prevent further speculation in a criminal and illegal way against the people.

Beijing_ China and the European Union expressed today its opposition to the rise of protectionist and unilateral practices as those applied by the United States, after alerting on its devastating effect on world trade, Prensa Latina reports.

Managua_ The Government of Nicaragua and the so-called Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy (opposition) are resuming national dialogue today to overcome the sociopolitical crisis that has shaken the country over the past two months, Prensa Latina reports.