Produced by Jose Pernalete
February 21, 2022
Preparations Underway for the National Museum of the American Latino
The head of the yet-to-be-built National Museum of the American Latino says construction could begin in Washington within the next five years. Jorge Zamanillo, who was recently named as the museum’s director, spoke with reporter Jose Pernalete — who filed this story for VOA.
June 15, 2018
Meteorologists Recommend Readiness for More Active 2018 Hurricane Season
Meteorologists are forecasting a more active than usual hurricane season as the 2018 season gets underway this month. Although current weather patterns may still change, experts say any American who lives in hurricane-prone areas should prepare themselves and take preventive measures now. Jose Pernalete reports from Miami. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates.
June 01, 2018
Outcry Prompts Developers to Cancel School Shooting Video Game
After strong criticism from students who survived the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their parents, a video game called "Active Shooter" will not be released on June 6 on "Steam," an online gaming platform. VOA's Jose Pernalete got reaction to the game, and the decision not to release it. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates his report.
April 15, 2018
Bullets Repurposed as Symbols of Life
A Miami activist is using her artistic skills to give new life to bullets. She's launched a social campaign called “Bullets for life”, that transforms lethal projectiles into jewelry and clothing accessories. Her mission: to send a message of hope and awareness about the threat of gun violence in the U.S. VOA's Cristinia Caicedo Smit narrates this report by Jose Pernalete.
March 23, 2018
Father of Shooting Victim Turns Tragedy into Call For Action
The tragic shooting in Parkland Florida last month left a gaping hole in the lives of 17 families. But the tragedy has become a call to action for the father of one of the victims. Manuel Oliver wants young people to speak out against gun violence, and he's joining thousands of marchers in Washington this weekend to implore others to do the same. VOA's Jose Pernalete has more in this report. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates.