Black And Latina? Some Say It Can Be Difficult

Read about Tampa Bay-area black Latinas who say people categorize them as ethnicities they don’t always feel correspond.

Rubio Responds To Climate Change Issue

3 hours ago
Amika Osumi

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The issue of climate change seems to have followed Florida Sen.  Marco Rubio outside of his home state.

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, Rubio has made several appearances around the granite state. 

Bush Shares Ideas To Reshape Student Loan Market

4 hours ago

LACONIA, N.H.  — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning in New Hampshire this week before the first-in-the-nation primary election on Feb. 9.

 

FSU Scores Big On National Signing Day

7 hours ago
Jason Getz / USA TODAY Sports

Florida State University is no stranger to collegiate athletic success. The school's football program took advantage of its past success to recruit some of the best high school players of 2016, based on commitments announced on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

 

FSU had a busy day to say the least, rounding up a total of 25 players: one 1 5-star player, 17 4-star players and seven 3-star players.

 

 

Nadege Green / WLRN

Miami-Dade Parents of Murdered Kids held a protest outside of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office Thursday (Feb. 4).

The parents, frustrated over murder cases that remain unsolved or cases that fall apart, demanded State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle conduct stronger investigations and enforce longer sentences for violent criminals.

Fernandez-Rundle did not attend the rally, but here is her full statement to WLRN in response to the protest:

PETER ANDREW BOSCH / Miami Herald

Condominium and luxury real estate sales may slow down in Miami  this year. That's due in large part to the fact that economies in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela are collapsing. And billions in real estate purchases in Miami comes from South America. But not all real estate will be in bad shape in the coming year. Nick Nehamas of the Miami Herald wrote about real estate and other economic predictions for 2016.  This is actually looking pretty bad for Latin America.

Chabeli Herrera

If Latin America gets the economic flu, could South Florida catch a cold? The regional economy is closely linked to South America. Brazil is in the second year of an economic recession. Venezuela is in an economic depression and Colombia's economy has slowed down.

 

Hear from four South American capitals about economic optimism despite the steep drop in copper prices in Chile and Peru,  the hopefulness in Colombia after a few sluggish years and  the deep depression in Venezuela.

 

Three Florida nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking for an injunction to delay the state's medical marijuana process in three of five state regions.

McCrory's Sunny Hill Nursery, San Felasco Nurseries and Tornello Landscape's 3 Boys Farm filed the suit in Leon County Circuit Court against Florida's Department of Health and the nurseries approved to cultivate medical marijuana.

Nadege Green / WLRN

About three dozen people protested Thursday outside the Miami-Dade State Attorney Office asking for stronger investigations and longer sentences for people who commit murders.

Miami-Dade Parents of Murdered Kids, led by activist Tangela Sears, say they are sending a message to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.

“We want justice,” said Sears, who has been a longtime Fernandez-Rundle supporter.

Fernandez-Rundle did not make an appearance at the rally. No one from her staff commented publicly at the rally. 

Fernando Vergara / AP via Miami Herald

COMMENTARY

Today, Washington’s diplomatic gaze is on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who’s meeting President Obama at the White House.

But as Santos and Obama discuss what looks like an imminent peace accord to end Colombia’s half-century long civil war, I hope the Beltway keeps another Latin American head of state in mind: Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

FIU Panel Offers Reassurance On Zika

Feb 3, 2016
Cynthia Goldsmith / Centers for Disease Control via Wikimedia Commons

There's no need to panic about zika, experts told concerned South Florida residents at a panel discussion at Florida International University on Wednesday.

 

Although nine cases of the virus had been confirmed in Florida as of Wednesday morning, all of those cases were contracted outside the United States, said Matthew DeGennaro, an FIU mosquito researcher.

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