Demonstrators were furious at a vote earlier this week by the lower house of Congress -- where many deputies are themselves suspects in criminal probes -- to weaken a long-planned anti-corruption bill and to undermine the authority of prosecutors.
Capping a week of tributes and mass rallies, Castro's ashes will be interred at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, the eastern city where his revolution was launched more than a half-century ago.
Venezuela has lambasted its suspension from the South American economic bloc Mercosur as a “coup” launched against Caracas.
The award was among six given by the UN agency's executive director Erik Solheim at the world body's conference on biodiversity in Cancun, Mexico.
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"Authorities in the district of Ocuviri have confirmed the death of a minor and 17 injured who are now being assisted by medics," the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) said on Twitter after Thursday's quake.
Right-wing forces joined to suspend the socialist country from running the regional trade bloc without any evidence of wrongdoing.
Analysts describe Carstens as a steady and experienced hand at the tiller amid a period of volatility for Latin America's second-largest economy.
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Petrobras, which is reeling from a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal and depressed oil prices, had also been required to hold a 30 percent minimum equity in each of the fields' blocks.
Thousands in Cuba gathered at a rally on Tuesday to commemorate Fidel Castro, offering eulogies to the man who built a Communist state on the doorstep of the United States.
Police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a crowd they estimated at 10,000 demonstrators, which converged on Congress on the ministry-lined central esplanade of Brasilia.
The UN agency, which is headquartered in Rome, said it had informed the Peruvian government of its decision on Monday.
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Nearly 6.2 million people were eligible to vote in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, parts of which are still struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane.
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The Ladies in White movement decided to stay home "out of respect" for those who mourn Castro and to avoid being accused of committing any act of "provocation in the streets," said the group's leader, Berta Soler.
President Michel Temer said on Sunday that he and leaders of Brazil's Congress will not allow an amnesty sought by some lawmakers to avoid prosecution for receiving graft money.
Iran's president has paid homage to Cuban leader Fidel Castro who passed away on Friday
Two people died in Bagaces, a town north of the capital San Jose, and another in Upala on the border with Nicaragua, police told national television networks.