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Mar 10, 2014

Part of the Miami Herald's photo archive website 'Flashback Miami'
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The 95 Express toll increase is our most popular story this week -- again. Mass transit anyone?

Old Miami through photos, Mayan migrants and 80 days until traffic eases in downtown Miami were all close contenders for the No. 1 spot.

Trying To Free Up 95 Express, FDOT Prices 'Lexus Lanes' At Lamborghini Rates: Do you think $7 is too much for express lanes on I-95? Try $10.50 -- the Florida Department of Transportation raised the price of the express lanes. The reasoning is to combat the amount of drivers  clogging up the express lanes.

From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To South Florida: Decades of violence, narcoterrorism and repression have led wave after wave of of Mayans to seek shelter in Florida. Our Americas editor Tim Padgett reports on the status of the growing central American community in Florida and the struggles they face.

Credit Courtesy of The Miami Herald

See Historic South Florida Through The Lenses Of Miami Herald Photographers: From World War II blimp bases in South Dade­­ to Muhammad Ali on South Beach, the Miami Herald’s new website Flashback Miami takes visitors on a visual journey through the history of South Florida.

Lieutenant Governor Visits PortMiami For Update On Tunnel Progress: Drive around downtown? Hate the congestion? Just wait 80 days. Lieutenant governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera says the Port of Miami Tunnel Project is on time and on budget and will soon reduce congestion by moving large trucks underground and away from downtown streets.

Six Films At This Year's Miami International Film Festival You Must Not Miss: Among festival director Jaie Laplante's favorites this year are two local shorts tells us his six must-see films for this year at MIFF.