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"I want to return to my region to harvest coca, that's the great desire I have, but it is not easy to reject it when the people push you," President Evo Morales said. Full Story

Latin America
A government press release denounced the "interventionist commission" and said the delegation was "not welcome" in Nicaragua.
A major drought has ruined crops and left livestock dead in two southern provinces of Honduras causing famine and a government-declared state of emergency.
"I want to return to my region to harvest coca, that's the great desire I have, but it is not easy to reject it when the people push you," President Evo Morales said.

The rate of domestic violence in Costa Rica rose from 20.8 cases per 10,000 inhabitants in 2013 to 27.3 per 10,000 inhabitants in 2015.

World
More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have been shoveled up from smelly, deserted beaches in tourist areas along Florida's southwest coast as a result of the harmful algal bloom this month alone.
TeleSUR English received several contradictory messages from Facebook as to why the page was removed for two days: the chronology of events.
“I just came back from a trip to Bangladesh, where they have a million refugees under terrible conditions,” said Filippo Grandi.
From the southern border with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, AFP spent 24 hours with migrants crossing Mexico to chase their American dreams.
Sport
Experts on gender-based violence say it is an immensely broad problem but is concealed by patriarchal practices, urging institutions connected to sports to take actions against it.
James, a persistent critic of Trump and prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, last month announced his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time, this time to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
FIFA's rules for hosting a World Cup specifically states that the bids must include a strong support among domestic populations.
A report by website Deadspin in June revealed Williams had been tested on five occasions in 2018, while other American players had been tested once or not at all.
Culture
Local media later confirmed Franklin's illness. The Detroit News reported that she was in hospice care, citing two sources close to the singer and national radio host Tom Joyner, a Franklin friend.
Both traditional and modern dance shine amid the competitions which began this year on July 27 and will come to a close on August 18.
The critically acclaimed experimentalist Janelle Monae, R&B singer The Weeknd, songwriter John Legend and young Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes will also play the September 29 festival in Central Park.