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Haitianos no se resignan a perder el TPS

  ¿Pelearían por nosotros?- preguntó. Sí -respondieron cientos de personas al unísono. “Miles enfrentarían un proceso de deportación y necesito de su ayuda”. Con estas palabras, Ronhyde Christina Ponthieux, una niña haitiana- americana de 10 años, se paró en medio del escenario del Watsco Center en Coral Gables durante un concierto para alzar la voz por los suyos realizado a ...

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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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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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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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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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Manos unidas en Doral (foto por María Fernanda Becerra)

Manos unidas tras el paso de Irma

Gabriela y Juliana, dos hermanas de 8 y 5 años, invirtieron su mesada en algo diferente esta semana. No fueron dulces ni algún juguete lo que se llevaron a casa, sino la lección aprendida de extender la mano a quien lo necesita. “Queremos que esto vaya a los que no tienen casa porque sabemos que vino el huracán Irma y ...

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State officials respond to Everglades flooding [Video]

Flooding in the Everglades is a serious problems, says  Fish and Wildlife Commissioner “Alligator” Ron Bergeron. Almost everything — mammals, birds, fish and plants — has been affected, and negatively so. He also speaks about the steps being taken to limit the damage which includes back-pumping water and opening the Tamiami Canal. — Camila Venero for Prof. Kate MacMillin 

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