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Fauci: “Hemos sido golpeados malamente”

Voz de America Por Rafael Salido WASHINGTON - El doctor Anthony Fauci, director del Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas y principal experto del equipo designado por la Casa Blanca para gestionar la pandemia de coronavirus, reconoció el martes que Estados Unidos ha sido impactado "malamente" por la COVID-19. "Si nos fijamos en cómo hemos sido golpeados, hemos sido golpeados malamente", señaló Fauci durante una audiencia de la Cámara de Representantes, en la que también participaron otros de los principales responsables de la administración en la lucha contra el virus. El experto subrayó que las dos próximas semanas serán "críticas"…
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Trump ordena arrestos y prisión para quienes vandalicen o destruyan monumentos

Por Voz de América El presidente Donald Trump anunció este martes que autorizó al gobierno federal a arrestar y condenar con hasta 10 años de prisión a cualquiera que vandalice o destruya un monumento o propiedad federal en Estados Unidos. La medida tiene lugar después de varios incidentes en todo el país en que grupos de manifestantes han derribado estatuas de militares y políticos relacionados con los estados confederados del sur por su presunta relación con la esclavitud o la discriminación racial contra los ciudadanos de la raza negra. La reciente ola de ataques a los monumentos fue una consecuencia de…
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New York Officer Suspended Over Apparent Chokehold

By VOA News The New York City Police Department has suspended an officer without pay after a police video showed him apparently using a chokehold on an African American suspect that left the man unconscious.   Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the video “disturbing” in a tweet posted Sunday evening after the incident and said the unidentified officer will be suspended without pay while an investigation ;  But Shea also criticized the victim and his friends for harassing the officers and yelling insults at them while they patrolled the Rockaway Beach boardwalk on ; Police body cam video shows the three men…
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Poverty Dramatically Increases COVID-19 Death Risk, Researchers Say

VOA News By Henry Ridgwell LONDON - The probability of death from COVID-19 increases dramatically with increasing poverty because of underlying inequalities in society in many poorer countries, according to researchers from Imperial College ; The warning comes as the coronavirus pandemic expands rapidly in many countries classed as lower-income or lower-middle-income, such as India and Nigeria. India has recorded over 13,500 deaths from COVID-19 and close to 250,000 cases, with infection rates climbing rapidly in recent days, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. Imperial College researchers say unfair or avoidable differences in health among different groups in society — known as “health inequities” — mean…
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White House Downplays Rising US Coronavirus Rates

VOA News By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - The White House is downplaying the rising number of cases of the coronavirus in the United ;  “We are trending in the right direction,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on ;  The United States accounts for 20% of new coronavirus cases ; Nearly million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the ;  The virus killed more than 120,000 people in the United ;  “We’re pleased to see that number coming down,” McEnany said of the trend for ;  Reports from 31 of the 50 states, however, show reproduction rates of infection of going above one, meaning each person…
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Reformas policiales en EE.UU. pueden frenar los encuentros mortales, dice legislador afroestadounidense

El senador republicano de Carolina del Sur, Tim Scott, dice que republicanos y demócratas están de acuerdo en el 70% de lo que se necesita. VOA News Por Ken Bredemeier Estados Unidos puede frenar los asesinatos policiales en las calles del país con una mejor capacitación policial y una mayor responsabilidad, dijo el domingo el principal defensor republicano de las reformas policiales en el Senado. El senador de Carolina del Sur Tim Scott,  el único republicano afroestadounidense en el Senado de Estados Unidos, afirmó en el programa "This Week" de ABC, que cree "que podemos prevenir más de estas muertes" y mejorar la "aplicación de…
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Las protestas, el coronavirus, China y Biden en primer mitin de campaña de Trump

El presidente Trump buscó revitalizar su base partidaria alabando los logros de su mandato, volviendo a temas de su campaña que lo ayudaron a ganar en 2016, y defendiendo su gestión frente al coronavirus y las protestas de las últimas semanas. Por Voz de América El presidente Donald Trump realizó su primer mitin de campaña desde el comienzo de la pandemia de coronavirus en Tulsa, Oklahoma, el sábado por la noche. El evento fue diseñado para ser una muestra de fuerza política para revitalizar su base de seguidores antes de las elecciones de noviembre, pero fue eclipsado por los temores de…
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1 Killed, 11 Wounded in Minneapolis Shooting

By VOA News One man died and 11 people were wounded in a Minneapolis shooting, police said Sunday.   Photographs and live video of the aftermath of the shooting posted on Facebook showed the victims on the ground with people attending to them. Buildings with shot out windows were also ; The motive for the shootings is unknown and no one is in custody in connection with the ; Earlier, the police tweeted: “10 people at area hospitals suffering from gunshot wounds. All are alive with various severity levels of injuries.” The public was warned to avoid the Uptown Minneapolis…
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Spain Reopens Borders to European Tourists After COVID Lockdown

By VOA News Spain reopened its borders to European tourists on Sunday as the continent continues to ease lockdowns put in place to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus. Once the country with the third-highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, Spain has now fallen to 7th place with nearly 246,000 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. But while Europe sees slow improvement, countries including Brazil, South Africa, India, and the United States are reporting alarming increases. With more than million cases, the has more infections than anywhere else in the world. Brazil and Russia follow…
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US Observes Father’s Day Amid Signs of Reopening

VOA News By Peyton Bigora Father’s Day, a holiday typically celebrated with neighborhood barbecues, fun and family, could be limited this year as states hesitantly ease COVID-19 lockdown orders and cities cautiously reopen.  The United States has been combatting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 since March, bringing everyday life to a halt for most Americans. But cities and states have begun to reopen restaurants and stores over the past few weeks as well as allow larger social gatherings to occur.  The progression of these phases, however, has not allowed normality to resume entirely as many find their Father’s Day traditions, much…
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