Bogotá_ Former Senator Piedad Córdoba and leader of the Poder Ciudadano movement today delivered to the Colombian National Registry more than one million 500 thousand signatures in support of her candidacy for the presidential elections of May 2018, Prensa Latina reports. 

New York_ An explosion of unknown origin took place in the heart of Manhattan, in the bus station located at the junction of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, very close to Times Square, Cubadebate publishes. 

Rome_  Pope Francis called on world leaders to work in favor of nuclear disarmament and adopt effective measures to fight climate change, Radio Habana Cuba reports. 

Ramallah_Dozens of Palestinian protesters were wounded and at least 200 were arrested by Israeli troops today during the fifth day of clashes after the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prensa Latina reports.   

Caracas_ The elections to elect the 335 mayors and the new governor of the state of Zulia take place calmly and normally, according to the vice president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Sandra Oblitas, Prensa Latina reports.

Caracas_ The president of Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, announced today that he will request audits in several areas of the industry as part of actions against corruption, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.