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Venezuelans in South Florida react to Trump’s FIU visit

With the highest concentration of Venezuelans in the country residing in South Florida, President Donald Trump’s speech Monday at Florida International University is of particular interest to the region. Doral Councilwoman Christi Fraga said Venezuelans in her city are “full of full of hope and desire to see an end to the failed state

2019-02-15T18:01:33+00:00 February 15th, 2019|News, Politics|

Protests and cheers: FIU students prep for Trump’s Monday visit

As news of President Donald Trump’s visit to Florida International University percolates through the campus, some students are cheering on his Venezuelan policies, others are organizing protests and one group nearly lost its event space to a then-unidentified VIP. The Miami Herald first reported the visit on Feb. 13. On Friday, White House officials

2019-02-15T17:56:24+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics|

Conference on Cuban Studies returns to FIU [Video]

The Twelfth Conference on Cuban and Cuban American Studies took place on Feb. 14 and 15 at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. The two-day event featured panelists from across the United States and the Caribbean sharing their research on the island nation. This year’s theme was “Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?”

2019-02-15T16:16:35+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics|

VR experience about the Harlem Renaissance at FIU

Harlem in the 1920s came back to life on Tuesday in the Hubert Library on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. As a part of the university’s celebration of  Black History Month, the library hosted a single-day  event focused on the Harlem Renaissance that included virtual reality tours of the neighborhood  and some of

2019-02-15T15:39:15+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Washington keeps a watchful eye on Venezuela

With President Donald Trump speaking Monday on the FIU campus about Venezuela, speculation is swirling in the nation’s capital about the details of that speech. The White House has been largely mum on the issue, saying little more than he will speak in support of Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the country’s

2019-02-15T13:51:00+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Featured, News, Politics|

Parkland, South Florida prepare for Stoneman Douglas anniversary

As the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School approaches, the larger South Florida community is coming together in different ways to remember the tragic event -- as well as finding ways to cope. According to Dr. Luz Maria Berrio, a licensed clinical psychologist, anniversaries of a traumatic event can cause

2019-02-13T10:00:51+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Education, Featured, MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

South Florida Access: 48th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow-Wow

The South Florida Access kicks off its second season with a look at the 48th Annual Seminole Tribal fair and Pow-Wow,  held inside of the new Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood. Billy Walker, an alligator wrestler, gives a brief history of the sport within the Seminole Tribe. Shaina Snyder, a jingle dress dancer, speaks

2019-02-13T09:26:07+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

Coral Gables to phase out single-use straws

Earlier this year, Coral Gables announced the prohibition of single-use plastic straws and stirrers in city facilities, parks and events on city property. Matt Anderson, the senior sustainability analyst for the city, said they wanted to lead by example and encourage residents and the business community. The city passed the

2019-02-08T16:51:40+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Business, Featured, News, Politics, Public Safety|