Amanda Macias

10/11/2020
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias

Pompeo ignores Biden’s victory, claims there will be a ‘smooth transition’ to a second Trump term

16:24 - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ignored Joe Biden’s victory and claimed there will be a “smooth transition” to a second Trump term. Other top Trump administration officials, such as Vice President Mike Pence, have publicly insisted that the election is not over.
15/09/2020
Economía CNBC - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Amanda Macias

WTO says U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods violated international trade rules

12:57 - The World Trade Organization ruled on Tuesday that additional tariffs imposed in 2018 by the United States on Chinese goods violated international trading rules, a blow to the Trump administration’s trade war against the world’s second largest economy. A three-person panel of WTO trade experts said Washington broke with global regulations in 2018 when it slapped more than $200 billion in levies on a slew of Chinese goods. Since March 2018, the United States has imposed tariffs on $400 billion in Chinese exports.
21/08/2020
Economía CNBC - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Amanda Macias

Pompeo vows to maintain tough U.S. stance on China, but is open to talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed a slew of issues lingering over the United States and China, ranging from strained trade relations to national security threats to the upcoming presidential election. Pompeo said the Trump administration is open to talks with Beijing. Yet he added that the U.S. would maintain its tough stance.
22/05/2020
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias

Defense secretary doubles down on aggressive timeline to have coronavirus vaccine ready by the end of the year

15:03 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper downplayed characterizations made by health officials that a vaccine within the year would be “aspirational.” Last week, President Donald Trump unveiled a federal task force in charge of a $10 billion effort that will help produce and widely distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020. Esper said he was “completely confident” that the Pentagon will deliver.
17/03/2020
Sociedad CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias

Pentagon to free up 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 ventilators for coronavirus efforts

17:34 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that the Pentagon was able to offer up to 2,000 deployable ventilators, but that the machines were different than those used by civilians and would require training before operation. He added that the U.S. government would need to seek support from industry on procuring more ventilators. The virus — which has already killed more than 7,167 people and infected more than 183,000 people around the world — is spreading from the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of all geographic combatant commands.
07/01/2020
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias

US military says general’s letter announcing Iraq withdrawal was a mistake: ‘This is not what’s happening’

06/01 - 19:30 - The Pentagon said that a U.S. general’s letter informing Iraq’s Defense Ministry that U.S.-led coalition troops would leave Iraq “was a mistake.” American Defense officials insisted that the troops would remain there. The letter came a day after Iraq’s parliament voted to expel all foreign forces from the nation after a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s leading general, Qasem Soleimani. President Donald Trump said, “We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for” an aiport built by the United States.
08/08/2018
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias

America's top nuclear commander: Russia and China can't be our friends if they're developing weapons we can't deter

07/08/18 - 17:21 - America's top nuclear commander warned Tuesday that Russia and China are not "friends" of the U.S. while the two nations sprint to develop hypersonic weapons, a threat the U.S. currently cannot defend against. "You can't call [Russia and China] our friends if they're building weapons that can destroy the United States of America," U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten said. Hyten added that the Pentagon has nearly a dozen programs tasked with developing and defending against the new breed of weapon.
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