The Florida Roundup: A Look Back At 2016

Dec 23, 2016

A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami on Aug. 6.
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This week on The Florida Roundup...

2016 was a big year. It played host to a long contentious and historic election with Donald Trump winning the presidency--with a big hand from Florida. 

His one-time presidential competitor, Marco Rubio, won reelection to the Senate, as did Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the House despite controversy following her leadership of the Democratic National Committee.

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Florida also saw green sluggish algae take over the Treasure Coast and its decade-long hurricane-free streak come to an end. Also, the Zika virus was a persistent and unwelcome visitor. 

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Plus, Fidel Castro's death brought loud celebration in the streets of Miami. And Haiti held a groundbreaking election despite massive devastation from Hurricane Matthew. 

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To breakdown the year's biggest news, we have senior editor for Politico, Sergio Bustos; executive editor for el Nuevo Herald, Myriam Marquez; and editorial page editor for the Sun-Sentinel, Rosemary O'Hara.