U.S. authorities have charged 53 medical professionals, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing opioids and other dangerous drugs, sometimes in exchange for sex. Making the announcement in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday, federal officials said their work is not finished. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
The United States is implementing tough new measures to crack down on Cuba and to discourage its support for President Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela. In a major policy reversal, the Trump administration is allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals who use property in Cuba confiscated from them decades ago by the communist government of then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.