The Florida Roundup: Zika-positive mosquitoes in Miami Beach, Primary Results & Peace In Colombia

Sep 4, 2016

A young man holds poster with a message that reads in Spanish; "No more Socialism" as protesters gather for the “taking of Caracas” march on Thursday.
Credit Fernando Llano AP

  This week, three batches of mosquitoes found in traps in Miami Beach tested positive for Zika. In another important development, the Florida Department of Health admitted  it may take longer for pregnant women to get their Zika test results back. WLRN’s health reporter Sammy Mack fills us in on the latest on the Zika epidemic in South Florida. 

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And, the races are set:  Senator Marco Rubio versus Representative Patrick Murphy, Representative Carlos Curbelo against Joe Garcia, and Mayor Carlos Gimenez versus Raquel Regalado. But turnout in Florida’s Primary was low. So what issues will motivate the masses this fall? Miami Herald reporter Patricia Mazzei and CBS4’s Jim Defede share their thoughts. 

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Plus, Colombia and the FARC have a peace deal after decades fighting. How is it being greeted here? WLRN’s Tim Padgett and Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss, who was just kicked out of Venezuela before a massive rally, join us for that conversation. 

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