Human remains to be investigated in Paraguay

Human bones found on Wednesday on the property of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay will be investigated.

A forensic team, dedicated to the search for disappeared dissidents during the dictatorship, will begin its investigations on Sept. 10.

The specialists will try, in a first stage, to separate and classify the remains to send them to the lab of Forensic Anthropology of Argentina.

Once analyzed, they will proceed to compare the data with the samples kept in the genetic bank of the relatives of the disappeared.

According to the Truth and Justice Commission, 425 people disappeared and most likely executed under the regime of Alfredo Stroessner, which took place for 35 years in the South American country.

Maduro loses an important ally

The Chinese oil company CNPC has complied with the international embargo against Maduro and stopped its activities in Venezuela.

An unofficial report highlights that one of the main partners of the Venezuelan regime suspended its production so as not to expose itself to the costly U.S. sanctions, which came into effect on Wednesday at noon.

The report also indicates that engineering subsidiary HQC halted its activities in Venezuela, where it is still owed $50 million.

This information contradicts the Maduro regime's propaganda that its strong ties with China will allow it to defy sanctions.

If confirmed, it would be the hardest blow to the regime since last month the same Chinese oil company cancelled an order for five million barrels, due to the international embargo.

Colombia eradicates coca crops

Colombia has eradicated nearly half of the coca fields in its territory since 2018.

Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace, Miguel Ceballos, reported that more than 10 percent of the 100,000 hectares destroyed have already been replaced by other crops.

However, he estimated that drug traffickers could have planted coca again in many of the eradicated areas.

In his intention to continue fighting illicit crop cultivation, he pointed out that crop elimination groups have gone from 24 in 2018 to more than 100 in 2019.

Brazil's justice system allocates funds to the Amazon region

The Brazilian justice system will allocate nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the Petrobras corruption case to preserve the Amazon.

The agreement carried out by several bodies of the Brazilian judiciary will be ratified after the signature of the magistrate Alexandre de Moraes.

Petrobras was accused of belonging to a network that collected bribes in exchange for the concession of public contracts, in the framework of the 'Lava Jato' corruption case.

The Amazon has become the center of international controversy after the recent fires were started, according to the president of Brazil, by NGOs from which he withdrew subsidies.

Bolsonaro also recently rejected international support to preserve the Brazilian jungle led by French President Macron, arguing that there are ulterior intentions behind the assistance.