Miami, Florida will host the 54th Super Bowl this Sunday. The Super Bowl is the championship American football game for the top two teams in the sport's two separate divisions. Thousands of fans, hotels and restaurants are getting ready for an entire weekend of celebrations. And there's high security to match this giant event. VOA's Cristina Caicedo Smit reports.
According to the non-profit group, World's Children, an estimated 21 million people are victims of human trafficking. Many of them are undocumented Hispanic women who are hard to track because they are often afraid to seek help from authorities. VOA’s Cristina Caicedo Smit reports.
Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, has accused the government of Nicolás Maduro of trying to bribe lawmakers to vote against his re-election as National Assembly president in an effort to put Maduro loyalists in the parliament and gain control of Venezuela's last democratic institution. Guaidó, who last year declared himself Venezuela's interim president, made the comments in an exclusive interview with VOA.
The presence of tanks in the streets of Chile, the resignation of Bolivia’s president Evo Morales and clashes in Ecuador are some of the violent incidents and political turmoil occurring in Latin America over the last few weeks. VOA's Cristina Caicedo Smit reports on why all of this is happening at the same time.
Hyperinflation and the continuing economic and political crisis in Venezuela is driving more Venezuelans to travel to the Colombian border to buy food and other supplies. Even though the government has raised the minimum wage, it is still not nearly enough and most Venezuelans continue to struggle. VOA's Cristina Caicedo Smit reports.
To help alleviate some of the burden associated with migration, US Navy temporarily deploys USNS Comfort hospital ship near Caribbean nation to provide medical services primarily for Venezuelans stranded there
More than a year has passed since protests against changes to Nicaraguas pension program turned into a full scale socio-political crisis. The government crackdown by President Daniel Ortega has resulted in more than 200 deaths, and forced more than 65,000 people to leave the country. Among them journalists who say they've been targeted. But even though they're not there, many of these journalists are still sending the news back home. VOA reporter Cristina Caicedo Smit has the story.