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About Laura
Laura Sepulveda is a journalist based in New York, United States of America. Bilingual (Spanish and English) multimedia reporter with experience as an anchor, in radio and Tv reporting as well as investigative journalism and public relations.
Disciplined professional, with leadership skills, focused on results and ready for new challenges. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to positively influence the team I work with. Member of the NAHJ.
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Texas persists in its effort to fight against irregular immigration

16 Feb 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Texas advances in defending a law that will allow it to expand its efforts against irregular immigration while continuing its offensive against so-called 'coyotes.' Reporting from the Texas border in Laredo, Laura Sepúlveda, special correspondent for Voz de América, provides insights into the ongoing measures.

Arctic storms hit much of the US

16 Jan 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Unprecedented tides causing severe flooding are being recorded in the northeastern United States. Risks of frost and snowfall are surprising the southern part of the country, while tens of thousands of flights are being canceled nationwide.

Israel denies carrying out genocide in Gaza

12 Jan 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel has defended itself before the International Court of Justice against accusations of carrying out genocide in Gaza, while local authorities update statistics on the conflict's impact on the civilian population.

South Africa asks court to impose a pause on the offensive in Gaza

11 Jan 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel faces accusations of committing genocide in Gaza at the International Court of Justice. The nation, established in 1948 after the Holocaust, will refute these accusations on Friday. The article is authored by Alejandro Ernesto and Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América.

Civilians speak about the conflict between Israel and Hamas

09 Jan 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
The Palestinian civilian population has been the most affected by the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. Alejandro Ernesto and Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América review the most significant humanitarian events of the past three months in a report containing sensitive material.

Texas immigration policy faces off again with the US federal government

02 Jan 2024  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Texas is on the verge of being sued again by the US federal government for not responding to a request from the Department of Justice regarding a controversial immigration control law. The conflict highlights ongoing tensions between state and federal authorities over immigration policies.

Children are once again the most affected by the conflict between Israel and Hamas

28 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Children are once again the most affected by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, highlighting the severe impact on young lives in the region.

Israel kills three hostages after mistaking them for Hamas

15 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel mistakenly killed three hostages, mistaking them for Hamas militants, amid calls from the United States for Israel to protect civilians.

Israel says it is ready to fight in Gaza for months

12 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
The conflict in Gaza has lasted over two months, resulting in more than 18,000 deaths. Israel remains committed to its offensive, indicating that it could continue for several more months.

The fate of the hostages becomes more complicated as the conflict in Gaza intensifies

11 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
The conflict between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate without any hope for dialogue or negotiations, spreading across Gaza, the West Bank, and the border with Lebanon. Currently, 117 hostages remain in the hands of Hamas.

Israel denounces projectile launches from shelters in Gaza

08 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel continues its attacks on Gaza, claiming that rockets are being launched from shelters in the strip. These shelters, where thousands of civilians take refuge, are also allegedly harboring Hamas militants, according to Israel. The report by Pilar Cebrián and Laura Sepúlveda for Voz de América includes sensitive material.

Israel intensifies fighting in new stage of its offensive in Gaza

05 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Intense ground attacks have erupted in southern Gaza, where thousands of civilians displaced from the north are taking refuge. Israel claims that Hamas commandos are now hiding in this area.

Israel attacks Gaza from north to south

04 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel is conducting attacks across the Gaza Strip, leaving no safe areas for residents. The report, which includes sensitive material, highlights the dire situation faced by Gazans as they are targeted even in the south.

Hostilities Resume Between Israel and Hamas

01 Dec 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Hostilities have resumed between Israel and Hamas following the end of a truce. Explosions have returned to Gaza, and Israel claims to have intercepted dozens of rockets launched at its territory.

They verify the condition of hostages while dialogues progress in Gaza

29 Nov 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
The release of the sixth group of hostages by Hamas is progressing, with both parties considering an extension of the ceasefire in Gaza. Unverified reports have emerged regarding the alleged death of some hostages.

Negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Qatar become complicated

16 Nov 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
Expectations for a potential agreement between Israel and Hamas to facilitate the release of hostages have somewhat faded in recent hours. Voz de América correspondents Alejandro Ernesto and Laura Sepúlveda provide the report.

Israeli Army Raids Gaza's Largest Hospital

15 Nov 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel has warned for weeks about the presence of Hamas in Gaza hospitals. Recently, they raided the largest health center in the enclave. The report by Pilar Cebrián and Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América contains sensitive material for some viewers.

Hospital central de Gaza opera sin electricidad

13 Nov 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Hospitals in the Gaza Strip remain a focal point of attention. A hospital in southern Gaza, where civilians are being evacuated from the north, was targeted in an attack. Israel has not commented on the incident. This report by Pilar Cebrián and Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América contains sensitive material.

US announces that Israel will pause hostilities in Gaza daily

09 Nov 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
The White House announced that Israel will implement daily pauses in military operations in northern Gaza. Israel has not yet confirmed the agreement and maintains that there will be no ceasefire without the release of hostages. The announcement was reported by Alejandro Ernesto and Laura Sepúlveda, correspondents for Voz de América.

Deaths and destruction increase as one month of the Israel-Hamas conflict is reached

07 Nov 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
One month into the current stage of the conflict in the Middle East, Israel reports approximately 1,400 deaths, while over 10,000 are reported in Gaza. The report by Alejandro Ernesto and Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América includes sensitive material.

Israel prepares new incursion into Gaza

06 Nov 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel continues its plan to eliminate Hamás after surrounding Gaza City. The death toll in the Gaza Strip exceeds 10,000, according to local authorities. The report contains sensitive material for some viewers.

UNICEF defines Gaza as a cemetery for children

31 Oct 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
UNICEF has called for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza due to the high number of children who have died, while Israel continues its attacks, the most recent being in a refugee camp.

Israel continues military operations against Hamas and Hezbollah

30 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israeli military operations are advancing in Gaza, the West Bank, and along the Lebanese border. The conflict has resulted in over 8,000 Palestinian and 1,400 Israeli casualties, according to reports from both sides.

Israel expands its military operations in Gaza

27 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel intensifies its attacks in the Gaza Strip while continuing diplomatic negotiations with the militant group Hamas in an attempt to release more hostages.

Number of Israeli hostages increases despite releases

26 Oct 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
Israeli military forces entered the northern part of Gaza with tanks on Thursday, preparing for their next offensive. Meanwhile, the number of deceased in Gaza and Israeli hostages held by Hamas has increased.

Israel warns it will respond to Hezbollah attacks

24 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel has announced it will respond immediately to any attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon, emphasizing that the conflict will not cease despite the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The report includes a warning about potentially sensitive content.

Tensions increase on Israel's northern border

US sends first plane with deportees to Venezuela

18 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Over a hundred Venezuelans have been deported from the United States and sent back to their country on a direct flight. This air route, inactive for the past four years, has been reactivated for migration control purposes.

Increase in the number of Latinos who do not speak Spanish in the USA

16 Oct 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
24% of the Hispanic population in the United States cannot hold a conversation in Spanish. Historically, 'Chicanos' faced rejection for not speaking the language well, and in some cases, many parents chose not to teach their children Spanish. Laura Sepúlveda reports from Texas for Voz de América.

Without a ceasefire, hospitals in Gaza are targeted

06 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Multiple attacks on hospitals were reported in Gaza on Friday. Palestinians blame Israel, which denies targeting hospitals but confirms operations nearby. The report by Laura Sepúlveda from Voz de América includes sensitive material.

US: Georgia and the Carolinas on alert for Hurricane Idalia

01 Oct 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Hurricane Idalia has weakened to a Category 1 storm, but Georgia and the Carolinas are still preparing to mitigate potential damage. José Pernalete reports from Tampa, Florida.

US: Texas Library Offers Free Training to Migrants

22 Sep 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
In Texas, a state with a significant Hispanic population, many Latinos seek training opportunities. Laura Sepúlveda, a correspondent for Voz de América, reports from Austin about a public library's initiative to provide free training to migrants.

Texas Attorney General Acquitted in Impeachment Trial, Now Faces Legal Battle

18 Sep 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, was acquitted in an impeachment trial over alleged corruption. Despite this victory, Paxton, a close ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, still faces other legal challenges.

Floods in Libya leave thousands dead

12 Sep 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
A major tragedy has struck North Africa, with authorities confirming the death of over 2,000 people and thousands missing in Libya following Storm Daniel.

US: Thousands of campers trapped in Nevada desert due to floods

04 Sep 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Heavy rains trapped tens of thousands of people camping in the Nevada desert during a large-scale event. Improved weather conditions could facilitate the evacuation of those affected.

Hurricane Idalia weakens, but citizens should continue to take precautions

30 Aug 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Hurricane Idalia has weakened to a category 1 storm, but the Hurricane Center warns that strong winds can still topple trees, affect vehicles and properties, and harm people on the streets.

NOAA: Possible 'catastrophic' storm surges from Hurricane Idalia in Florida

29 Aug 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
Meteorologist Keren Rosado-Vazquez from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates that catastrophic storm surges are expected in Florida due to Hurricane Idalia.

Hurricane Idalia Gains Strength on Its Way to Florida

29 Aug 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Authorities are closely monitoring Hurricane Idalia, which has passed through Cuba and is gaining strength on its way to Florida, expected to reach Category 3.

A program that protects 360,000 migrants in the US, in limbo

24 Aug 2023  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Texas courts are once again the stage for defining immigration policies as a trial begins involving nearly two dozen states and the federal government over a protective measure for migrants from four nationalities.

Authorities attempt to identify unrecognizable bodies in Hawaii

15 Aug 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
Hundreds are still missing in Lahaina, the epicenter of the fires in Hawaii. More fatal victims are reported daily, and authorities urge to look beyond the numbers. Laura Sepúlveda, correspondent for Voz de América, reports on the situation.

The flames remain active on the island of Maui, in Hawaii

11 Aug 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
Over 50 victims have been claimed by the fires in Hawaii, where active fires continue to burn despite the firefighters' strenuous efforts, which have not yet brought them completely under control.

IOM Identifies the 'Most Dangerous' Points for Migrants on Their Route Through the Americas

30 Mar 2023  |  vozdeamerica.com
The Mexico-United States border, the Caribbean, and the Darién Gap are the deadliest areas for migrants in the Americas in 2022, with the Mediterranean Sea being the most dangerous globally. The IOM reported 668 migrant deaths at the Mexico-U.S. border in 2022, citing irregular migration paths as a major risk factor. The Caribbean sea routes and the Darién Gap also saw significant fatalities. Cubans were the nationality with the highest number of deaths in the Americas in 2022. The IOM anticipates that the death toll in 2023 will surpass the previous year's, with over 700 deaths already recorded. The U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller discussed efforts to combat child trafficking across the U.S. border.

Juicio contra Joaquín ''El Chapo'' Guzmán sigue en Nueva York

La periodista de #VOA, Laura Sepúlveda, informa desde New York sobre el juicio que se le sigue a Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. #CDN

Autoridades encuentran un paquete sospechoso más en Nueva York dirigido al jefe de inteligencia, James Clapper, quien también es un colaborador de CNN y a Cory Booker, senador demócrata de Nueva Jersey. Ya son 12 los paquetes encontrados esta semana. El reporte es de la periodista ;de nuestra cadena aliada, la Voz de América, Laura Sepúlveda. #CB24

Sonia y William, dos sobrevivientes hispanos del ataque terrorista del 11 de septiembre, hablaron con la Voz de América, más de una década después de que se registrara la tragedia. A los dos, la vida de alguien más les mantuvo la esperanza, ese día.

Durante la sesión del Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas que se celebró en Nueva York, el vicepresidente, general Óscar Naranjo, aseguró que “Colombia recibe de manera responsable el primer informe de la segunda misión y al mismo tiempo reitera su voluntad de cumplimiento total con el acuerdo final”.

Son of 'El Chapo's' former partner became a new key witness against the drug lord

03 Jan 2019  |  Blu Radio
Vicente Zambada, known as 'Vicentillo' and son of 'El Chapo's' former partner, became a key witness in the trial against Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, accused of 11 drug trafficking charges. Zambada revealed that their main cocaine suppliers were in Colombia and that payments were sometimes camouflaged in gas cylinders belonging to his father, Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada. He also disclosed payments to high-ranking Mexican military officials for information aiding their security and operations, including a $50,000 monthly payment to General Humberto Eduardo Antimo Miranda for security support after he warned of a plot against 'El Mayo' and 'El Chapo' by rival cartels.

Israel, Home of Christmas

24 Dec 2018  |  www.vozdeamerica.com
Israel is the main epicenter of Christmas celebrations in the world, where Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that the Christ child was born. Laura Sepúlveda recently had the opportunity to visit the country, specifically the place where the meaning of Christmas Eve materialized.

El Chapo Receives Early Christmas Gift

20 Dec 2018  |  Voz de América
Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, on trial for drug trafficking charges, received an early Christmas gift with a visit from his twin daughters at the Federal Court of Brooklyn. The last session of the year included testimonies from Colombian police agents about cocaine and grenade seizures and an ATF agent about weapons linked to the Sinaloa Cartel. Guzmán has pleaded not guilty and faces life imprisonment if convicted. The trial will resume on January 3, with a verdict expected by late February.

Colombian presidential candidates to have a debate at Columbia University

23 Mar 2018  |  El Diario NY
Columbia por Colombia has organized a presidential debate at Columbia University in New York, set to take place at 6pm and to be streamed via Facebook Live. The event aims to address issues that may not be covered in Colombia due to various reasons, including media ratings and popularity. Three presidential candidates, Humberto de la Calle, Iván Duque, and Gustavo Petro, will attend and respond to questions from three moderators representing academia, students, and journalists. The debate will focus on issues concerning Colombians abroad, economy and sustainable development, public policy, justice reform, and conflict and peace. Although seven candidates were invited, only three will attend due to decisions made by their respective campaigns.

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