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ZUMBA

Zumba con propósito

Los desastres naturales han sido sin duda protagonistas de este año 2017, pero también lo ha sido la voluntad y la buena fe de las personas a las comunidades afectadas por las inclemencias del clima y los movimientos telúricos. Muchísimos eventos para recaudar fondos a beneficio de las víctimas de  las  catástrofes de este año se han llevado a cabo ...

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A mountain scene available as part of the "Scenic Room" project at the Dade Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections)

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and listen to the sounds that ...

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Red spray paint reading "Operation Condor" is on a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Natalie Sarracino / SFNS)

An Argentinian wades into #FreeVenezuela with a Maduro-themed mural

A red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flag stretches from one end of the wall to the other. Seven stars overlay the blue strip. On the left side is a skull-like depiction of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, while on the right side is the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Located in Wynwood at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Place, ...

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Dynamic Message Signs, like this one mounted over the northbound Turnpike in Miami Dade County, are used through Florida. And, without exception, they display English only. (Jesse Scheckner / SFNS)

Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the ...

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Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in "The Man Who Invented Christmas." (Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street)

A movie of the story behind the story of “A Christmas Carol”

A book by a Florida International University professor detailing how Charles Dickens’ famed “A Christmas Carol” almost never got made has completed its nearly decade-long process to be made into a movie. The 2008 non-fiction book, written by Les Standiford, is set to debut on the big screen on Nov. 22. But the idea for “The Man Who Invented Christmas: ...

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Los estudiantes ayudan a bajar las donaciones. (Foto por Grthel Delgado / SFNS)

Artistas de Miami reúnen ayuda para México y Puerto Rico

Septiembre de 2017 será recordado por sus huracanes y terremotos, pero también por la cantidad de personas que han respondido a estas catástrofes, entregando lo que tienen a su alcance para levantar otra vez a los pueblos de México y Puerto Rico. Este domingo, dos eventos en Doral convocaron a cientos de personas que hicieron de la jornada una muestra ...

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DACA’s impact on South Florida [Video]

The announcement by the Trump Administration on Sept. 5 to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, sent shockwaves throughout the country and particularly in South Florida. What are the legal issues involved and who is being affected? — Produced and edited by Camila Venero and Yannah Monasteros for Prof. Kate MacMillian 

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Veg

Lo orgánico y saludable a pedir de boca

En los vericuetos de los edificios de Brickell, la prestigiosa zona financiera de Miami, cada sábado se instalan unos 30 puestos que conforman el mercado de Brickell City Centre, ubicado entre las calles 7 y 8 de la ciudad. Una colorida variedad de hortalizas y frutas cosechadas en la Florida dan la bienvenida a los compradores como Ana, quien vive ...

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Doris Fuentes realiza un inventario de los suministros a enviar a Puerto Rico. (Foto por María Becerra Herrera / SFNS)

Boricuas se movilizan para ayudar a su pueblo

Manos voluntarias no faltaron para recoger, clasificar y empacar los donativos que llegaban sin parar a un parqueadero en la calle Taft del condado de Broward este sábado. Cientos de personas de todas las nacionalidades aunque en su mayoría boricuas, acudieron a entregar cualquier ayuda que sus bolsillos pudieran solventar para los damnificados del huracán María en Puerto Rico, que ...

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