Produced by Laura Sepúlveda
December 23, 2018
Small Device,Big Impact for Blind and Visually Impaired
Some 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment, according to the World Health Organization. A team of innovators at an Israeli technology company has developed a small device to help them. As Laura Sepulveda reports from Jerusalem, the device connects to regular glasses and helps people with visual limitations identify people and products, and read in more than 14 languages.
October 07, 2018
Down Syndrome No Obstacle for 21-Year-Old Model
It's Fashion Week season, and major cities around the world are gearing up to show off the latest trends in high fashion clothing and accessories. It's also a busy time for the world's top super models, who will grace the catwalks and runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris. VOA reporter Laura Sepulveda took in one of the more exclusive runways in New York City, where one model with Down syndrome saw her dream come true.
September 15, 2018
Fashion Week Has Big Economic Impact on New York
New York, one of the world's fashion capitals, goes all out for eight days every September with an extravaganza of runway shows known as Fashion Week. For the designers, it is a prime opportunity to exhibit their creations. And as Laura Sepulveda reports, for the city, it is a major source of revenue.
June 14, 2018
Immigrant Candidates ‘Running Everywhere' in Upcoming US Elections
Despite increasing partisan polarization, immigrant candidates are beginning to make a run for a range of public offices across the United States. Ahead of the 2018 elections in November, at least 100 foreign-born candidates running for U.S. Congress, including Colombia-born Catalina Cruz in New York. Laura Sepúlveda of VOA's Spanish Service reports.