Brasilia: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accused the Brazilian governors who apply sanitary measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus of being prototypes of dictators.
Washington: President Joe Biden will provide details today on his plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed.
United Nations: The Forum on Financing for Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) continues its sessions today with its sights set on recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, Prensa Latina publishes.
Vietnam: The 30th Vietnam International Trade Fair will be held in Hanoi from April 14th to the 17th with the participation of representatives from a score of countries, the organizers confirmed today, Prensa Latina reports.
Washington: The White House reported in a statement on its official website that the Principal Director for the Western Hemisphere, Juan González, and the Acting Undersecretary of the United States Department of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung are making an official visit to Colombia, and then they will do it to Argentina and Uruguay.
Quito: Adults over 50 with physical disabilities equal to or greater than 75 percent will exercise their right to vote today as part of the second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, Prensa Latina publishes.
Brazil: Brazil exceeded the 340,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday, registering 3,829 deaths on the last day, being one of the deadliest days of the pandemic in the South American country, Radio Reloj reports.
Washington: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is filing a lawsuit today against an Arkansas state law that prohibits medical sex change treatments for transgender children, Prensa Latina publishes.
Indonesia and Timor Leste: The authorities of Indonesia and East Timor respectively, and separately, announced that at least 113 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains, floods and mudslides caused since the weekend by extreme weather conditions , Telesur reports.
Beijing: China detailed today the strategy that it will follow in the next five years to avoid a return to extreme poverty and to guarantee the continuous improvement of the living conditions of the residents of rural areas.