The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, will have a funeral with bands and a military escort that will take place on Saturday afternoon within the grounds of Windsor Castle. Only 30 of his relatives will be allowed to attend the ceremony due to restrictions in the United Kingdom because of the coronavirus pandemic and there will be a minute's silence across the country at 4 pm (UK time).
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday stood by his decision to shut down all schools for two weeks, among other restrictive measures aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 infections.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou successfully carried out a personal negotiation with the Pfizer laboratory in Buenos Aires in December as talks between the Argentine government and the manufacturers of the vaccine began to stall, it was reported.
Paraguay's Health Ministry Friday admitted further restrictions are under consideration after a strict lockdown and other measures imposed during the Easter weekend failed to yield the desired results regarding a slowdown in the spread of the covid-19 disease.
Iconic Cuban Revolution leader Raúl Castro Friday opened the Cuban Communist Party convention which will mark the end of his days as First Secretary by making it clear nobody had forced him to make that decision and he supported a closer dialogue with giant neighbours the United States.
Former conservative Senator Jaime Orpis has been bestowed Friday with the dubious honour of becoming Chile's first-ever politician to be handed down a jail sentence for his involvement in acts of corruption.