South Florida broadcast journalists give their thoughts on the 2016 election

After 18 months of coverage, three South Florida television journalists reflected on the challenges – professional and ethical – that faced them during the presidential race. Jim DeFede, a CBS Miami political reporter and host of “Facing South Florida,” has been involved in politics since he was 10 years old. “My first job was handing

2016-11-06T16:49:25+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

South Florida Haitians push for immigration rule changes in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Gillesandres Noel had just arrived in Puerto Rico from Haiti. It was 2013, and his brother Greg expected it would be a just matter of heartbeats until he would be reunited with his older sibling. But after a short stint on American soil, the older Noel was returned to that island-nation then – as it is

2016-10-23T15:07:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

Haitians shy away from cash donations in wake of hurricane, wary of waste

For South Florida Haitians, desire to help rebuild their island nation following Hurricane Matthew has been compounded by concerns about whether the donations will be used for its intended purposes. People have been far more generous with supplies than cash, according to local charity officials, who say money is more badly needed for vital infrastructure and

2016-10-22T14:55:36+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Public Safety|

Miami couple thrives while running Spanish-language publishing house

When a young couple in Miami decided to create an independent publishing company, printing works exclusively in Spanish, almost everyone told them they were crazy. But in 2012, Dago Sasiga and Greity Gonzalez ignored that advice and started La Pereza Ediciones with just $400. They said it was the best decision of their lives. Today,

2016-10-01T13:48:11+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle, News, Pickups|

Miami Springs approves four hotels on Northwest 36th Street, sparking concerns about traffic, development

Miami Springs officials recently approved four hotel projects – all within a mile of one another and adjacent to Miami International Airport – causing some residents to complain the City Council is ignoring traffic and development concerns in this 3-square-mile town. Residents lined up during the June 13 meeting to urge the Council to shut down its

2016-06-29T10:46:00+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

Construction in downtown Coral Gables brings mixed feelings

Though city leaders tout the significant downtown development plans in progress for this Mediterranean-style city – a decade in the making – Coral Gables business owners worry about what a protracted construction period will do for their bottom lines. Officials say the project will transform the Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue, the city’s most vibrant

2016-06-16T10:04:39+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Food & Dining, News, Politics|

Dania Beach Commission approves 105-unit Comfort Inn

The Dania Beach City Commission has approved a new hotel project on Federal Highway over the objections of some residents worried about traffic, noise and construction debris. The property is located on the east side of North Federal Highway, south of NE 3rd Street, and adjacent to a residential community. Corrine Lajoie, the city’s planning

2016-06-16T10:05:20+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

How a New York Times reporter humanized the AIDS crisis

Two Columbia University professors spoke this week to a packed FIU auditorium about the life and work of a New York Times reporter and editor who gave a human face to the AIDS crisis in the 1990s, before dying of the disease three years later. Samuel G. Freedman, who formerly worked at the New York Times and

2016-04-06T15:40:58+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

Millennial breadwinners

Maria Serrano, then 22, scrambled through her final exam feeling like her head was on the brink of shattering. After turning in her test, Serrano stumbled to the nearest restroom to heave. Hours later, her mother rushed her to Baptist Hospital. “The pressure was too much,” Serrano said. “I lost all control. I lost all

2016-04-06T16:00:14+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Business, Education, News|

Prominent international soccer clubs are establishing academies in South Florida

Ever since he was 4 years old, Kerry Alexander Sarmiento has dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. After stints with the now-bankrupt Italian Parma and Argentine Vélez Sarsfield, he is trying to make his dream a reality. Kerry, 14, is enrolled in Inter de Milan’s South Florida youth academy. Inter is one of Italy’s

2016-04-06T15:47:45+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business, Sports|