Aplazan sentencia por narcotráfico contra Tony Hernández en Nueva York

VOA News Laura Sepúlveda NUEVA YORK — La sentencia por narcotráfico contra Tony Hernández –hermano del presidente hondureño Juan Orlando Hernández- fue aplazada este viernes, según documentos a los que tuvo acceso la Voz de América. Se trata de dos nuevos documentos donde Hernández hace peticicón de un abogado de oficio al juez de caso, y en otro se detalla la respuesta del juez Kevin Castel sobre las instrucciones a seguir. Los documentos entran al sistema de cortes en el proceso contra Hernández, quien en una corte federal de Nueva York fue hallado culpable de narcotráfico en octubre de 2019. En una…
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Segunda oleada de influenza azota a EE.UU.

VOA News AP Una segunda oleada de influenza azota a Estados Unidos convirtiendo a la actual temporada en una de las peores para los niños en una década. La cifra de muertes infantiles y la tasa de hospitalización de niños son las más altas registradas en esta fecha para cualquier temporada desde el severo brote de influenza de 2009-2010, dijeron el viernes funcionarios de salud. Y la oleada podría durar semanas. Los expertos dicen que es quizá un mal momento para una temporada larga de influenza debido a las inquietudes causadas por el nuevo coronavirus surgido en China, cuyos síntomas…
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EE.UU. aclama a Senegal como “ancla de la democracia” en África occidental

VOA News Cindy Saine El secretario de Estado Mike Pompeo se encuentra en Senegal, donde sostendrá conversaciones con el presidente Macky Sall, centradas en fortalecer los lazos de seguridad y promover una cooperación económica más profunda. Estados Unidos reconoció oficialmente a Senegal como un estado independiente en 1960, y los dos países han forjado una estrecha relación en las últimas seis décadas de lazos diplomáticos. Altos funcionarios del Departamento de Estado elogiaron a Senegal como un modelo a seguir para las instituciones democráticas, la estabilidad y la tolerancia en África occidental. "Vemos a Senegal como un ancla de democracia y…
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Trump Wants $1.5B Over 10 Years to Revive US Uranium Mining

VOA News By Associated Press ALT LAKE CITY - The Trump administration is asking Congress for $ billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of uranium, saying that propping up uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of vital energy security. But some Democratic lawmakers, and market analysts across the political spectrum, charge that the Trump administration's overall aim is really about helping a few uranium companies that can't compete in the global market. Demand for the nuclear fuel has languished worldwide since Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster. uranium production has plummeted 96% in the…
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US: No Start Date Yet for Temporary Afghan Truce

VOA News By Ayaz Gul, Carla Babb ISLAMABAD / MUNICH - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Saturday that consultations were still underway on setting a start date for a seven-day trial of reduced violence negotiated with the Taliban in ;   “That is a moving date because we are still doing consultations, if you will, ... so I can't give you a hard date right now,” Esper told reporters in Munich, Germany, after attending a security conference ; officials have said a successful implementation of the temporary reduction in violence would pave the way for a comprehensive peace deal with the insurgent…
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Trump to Propose Cuts in Foreign Aid, Social Safety Nets in Budget, Officials Say

VOA News By Reuters WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will propose on Monday a 21% cut in foreign aid and slashes to social safety net programs in his $ trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2021, according to senior administration officials. The budget will seek an increase in funds to counter developing economic threats from China and Russia, but will also raise funds by targeting $2 trillion in savings from mandatory spending programs in the United States. The budget assumes revenues of $ trillion. Trump, a Republican, sought in his budget proposal last year to slash foreign aid but faced steep resistance…
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Buttigieg Leads Democratic Presidential Nomination Contest

VOA News By Ken Bredemeier, Kenneth Schwartz WASHINGTON - Former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg will enter the country's first primary election Tuesday leading in the delegate count. Iowa's Democratic Party released the results of last week's caucus which was saddled by confusion and chaos partially due to a faulty app. Buttigieg took 14 of the 41 delegates up for grabs in Iowa, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with 12, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's eight. Former Vice President Joe Biden took six and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has one delegate. No other candidate finished in the delegate count. It will…
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Republican Senators: Trump’s Ukraine Actions Were Wrong, but Do Not Merit Removal

VOA News By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - Key Republican senators are saying that President Donald Trump's request to Ukraine to launch an investigation to benefit himself politically was wrong, but did not amount to a significant enough offense to convict him on impeachment charges and remove him from office. Trump has for months described as "perfect" his request last July to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate one of Trump's top 2020 challengers, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden's work for a Ukrainian natural gas company. But both Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa said in interviews…
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Woman Charged in Mar-a-Lago Chase Refuses to Appear in Court

VOA News By Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - A Connecticut opera singer charged with using an SUV to blast through barricades outside President Donald Trump's Florida estate, drawing law enforcement gunfire, refused to appear in court Saturday, delaying her initial ; Palm Beach County Judge Ted Booras said Hannah Roemhild's first hearing would be held Monday if she could be brought from the jail to the court without endangering herself or deputies, local media ; Roemhild, 30, is charged with two state counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after Friday's wild chase through Palm Beach and…
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Emails Show Fallout From Trump’s Claims About Dorian

VOA News By Associated Press WASHINGTON - A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit ; A top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official even called the president's behavior "crazy."  What the scientists and officials found even more troubling was a statement later issued by an unnamed NOAA spokesman that supported Trump's claim and repudiated the agency's own ; The emails, released late Friday in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from The…
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