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Eduardo Alia (left) and Oscar Herrera (right) campaign against the Colombian president's peace accord with the FARC in front of the Colombian consulate in Coral Cables. (Photo by: Leslie Ovalle)

Colombian diaspora votes on FARC peace deal

Colombians rejected their president’s peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a referendum Sunday, leaving the nation and the world in great uncertainty about the future. Peace talks between the nation’s president Juan Manuel Santos and the 52-year-old rebel group began in August of 2012 and were carried out largely in Cuba, one of the FARC’s ...

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Miami pitcher José Fernández died in a boat crash on Sept. 25, 2016. (Image via Wikicommons)

Cuban-American fans say goodbye to Jose Fernandez [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: Miami Marlins fans paid respects to their beloved opening pitcher, Jose Fernandez, at the public mass that was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Westchester. Fernandez’s story was an example of the American Dream come true for many of his Cuban American fans. To them, he was a son, a brother, a cousin. He was family. JOSEFINA ...

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A Haitian flag at a parade. (Image via Wikicommons)

North Miami urges Obama Administration to stop deportation of Haitians

North Miami’s mayor held a news conference Wednesday morning urging the Obama administration to reconsider its recent policy change calling for the deportation of Haitian migrants arriving in the United States. “You cannot target a particular ethnic group and decide that you are not going to let them in when thousands of other ethnic people from other countries are arriving to ...

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Dwight Bullard, Florida state senator for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. (Photo by Cassandra Cabral, South Florida News Service)

Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti holds debate-watch party

Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti, usually known for featuring local bands, held its first 2016 presidential debate watch party, organized by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Those in attendance included Dwight Bullard, the current Florida state senator for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, who is running for reelection against Frank Artiles and Dr. Mario Gimenez. “I agree with Senator [Bernie] Sanders in ...

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Allison McCormick (l), Rosemary Thornton and Violette de Ayala are candidates for the Key Biscayne Village Council. (Images via Miami Herald)

Key Biscayne Village Council candidates (continued)

A total of six candidates are running for three open seats on the Key Biscayne Village Council. Below are the profiles of the remaining three candidates. Violette de Ayala Violette de Ayala, 44, grew up in Miami but had long dreamed of the city south of the Rickenbacker Causeway. “I was always obsessed with that island,” she said. During high ...

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Brett Moss (l), Kathleen Petros and Ignacio Segurloa are three of six candidates vying for seats on the Key Biscayne Village Council. (Images via Miami Herald)

Key Biscayne candidates make their case

A half-dozen Key Biscayne residents, motivated by issues from sea-level rise to high school choice, are seeking three open Village Council seats. The candidates include: Violette de Ayala, the founder of FemCity; Allison McCormick, a former teacher; Brett Moss, the principal architect of Moss & Architecture Design Group; Katie Petros, a law office administrator; Ignacio J. Segurola, an attorney; and ...

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Image via Wikicommons)

South Florida reacts to the presidential debate [Archive]

As the world watches the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, political operatives from the left, right and third parties will be giving their takes in real time. The political team of the South Florida News Service will also be providing Tweets from around South Florida — at debate watch parties and in front of their televisions. ...

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Ana Rivas Logan (Photo via Miami Herald)

Rivas Logan resumes campaigning after being ‘riled up’ over personal attacks

Democrat Ana Rivas Logan, a candidate for Florida state Senate, resumed her campaign shortly beforeTuesday’s Election Day after she said personal attacks against her “riled her up.” The former Republican state representative has spent most of the past week talking to Democratic voters at precincts across Southwest Miami-Dade County, once again asking them to vote for her, she said Tuesday. “I started engaging ...

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Campaign signs in Wynwood on Aug. 30, 2016. (Photo by Dan Evans / South Florida News Service)

Miami-Dade voters explain their choices

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, spread out around Miami-Dade County on primary Election Day, asking voters to explain their choices. Here are a few reactions: [Posted 12:02 pm] Republican Charles Stuart voted at the Homestead Branch Library Tuesday morning. He said voting was a smooth process, noting there were more ducks than people at ...

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A view of Miami Beach. (Photo by Eddy via Flickr)

Florida Primary Coverage

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30. It is election day in Florida. Reporters from the South Florida News Service will be providing profiles of voters throughout the day both on SFNS.online and the Miami Herald, so check back frequently. Here’s some basic election day news and information to get you started: Polls are open from 7 am to 7 ...

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