Asunción_ The voting for the general elections to elect 782 positions, including those of president and vice president of the Republic, began today in Paraguay, Prensa Latina reports.

Montevideo_  Uruguay´s Communist Party (PCU) analyses today to make a complaint against the Secretary General of the Organization of American State(OEA),Luis Almagro by not to refunding travel expenses during the trips made when he was Foreign Minister of that country between 2010 and 2015, according to Prensa Latina.

Damascus_ The Syrian army today launched a strong offensive against the terrorist group Islamic State or Daesh in the Yarmouk camp and the neighboring community of Hayyar Aswad, on the outskirts of this capital, Prensa Latina reports.

Washington_ The US Congress condemned the attacks and bombings authorized by President Donald Trump against three cities in Syria, in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack on Saturday in the Syrian city of Duma, the Granma newspaper reported.  

Damascus_ The Sana News Agency denied today that an external aggression against Syria by Israel had occurred last night, Prensa Latina reports. 

Moscow_ The Duma (lower house) is analyzing today a package of responses to US sanctions against this country, under arguments such as the alleged Russian involvement in the case of the double agent Serguei Skripal and Moscow's support for Syria, Prensa Latina reports.