Montego Bay_ The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, presided over the official opening ceremony of the 39th Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prensa Latina website publishes.

Brasilia_ Militants of social movements are getting ready to begin a hunger strike demanding the freedom of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner 89 days ago, Radio Habana Cuba reported.

Washington_ The traditional parade of bands, floats, military and special units, giant balloons and equestrian equipment will be today one of the main attractions on the occasion of Independence Day in the United States, Prensa Latina reports.

Brussels_ The European Commission (EC) warned today that if the United States imposes tariffs of 25 percent on cars and parts of vehicles, the response could affect US products by about 252 billion euros.

Mexico City__ Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidential elections in Mexico with around 53 percent of the vote, after which he called on all Mexicans to put general interest above personal interests.

Addis Ababa_ The African Union (AU) today highlighted the progress made this year on several fronts, when the continent seeks to achieve peace, development and unity, Prensa Latina reports.