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Strict health protocols are being observed in 14,221 polling stations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Sunday, Venezuela holds elections for the renewal of the Parliament, a process where about 14,400 candidates will participate from 107 political organizations.

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Latin America

The number of young people with severe COVID-19 symptoms is rising to over 60 percent in this second wave, officials warned.

During a meeting with the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the president reiterated that all international organizations are invited to witness Venezuelan democracy. 

According to Inegi, there were 17,123 homicides during January and June last year. At least 1,844 women were murdered during the first half of 2020, ten more cases than the previous year.

In a two-day trip, the Argentine president intends to strengthen Buenos Aires and Santiago's bilateral relationship.

World

"It is not right that younger, healthier adults in rich countries are vaccinated before health workers and older people in poorer countries," WHO Director said.

One person was killed as protesting farmers marched in huge numbers and drove their tractors inside the Indian capital city on Republic Day to stage protests against the three farm laws.

So far,  this vaccine has been licensed in 14 countries, among which are Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and the United Arab Emirates.

"Multilateralism is about having international affairs addressed through consultation," President Xi Jinping stressed.

Sport

Biden and Putin discussed both countries' willingness to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for five years, agreeing to have their teams work urgently to complete the extension by Feb. 5, the White House said.

Messi will have to pay 600 euros and a fine of 180 euros to Barcelona for his homage to the legend of Argentine soccer.

Diego Maradona's lawyer announced today the former football player's release from the clinic where he was recovering. The world-renowned football player was operated on last November 3rd of subdural edema and will maintain an ambulatory medical treatment.

Diego Armando Maradona, Argentina's world-famous soccer star, has successfully undergone an emergency head surgery after doctors discovered a subdural hematoma.

Culture

Until February, crowds and meetings of over ten people will be banned, which implies the prohibition of all cultural presentations until then.

UNESCO Director Azoulay stressed that this fundamental human right must be protected defend every day, especially in the face of new forms of digital exclusion.

The international ballet festival in Cali, Colombia celebrates the life and legacy of Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso (1920-2019) in the context of the hundreth anniversary of her birth this year. 

The festival will be held online and will be completely free.

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