Nonprofit serving ex-cons accuses executive director of embezzlement

Transition Inc. needs a second chance. On Monday evening, David Tucker, the president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, accused Executive Director Maylin Salado of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization, nearly bankrupting it. Salado began working for the group, which is focused on helping former inmates

2019-03-26T10:35:49+00:00March 26th, 2019|Featured, News, Politics, Public Safety|

South Florida Access: Lori Alhadeff

Jay Valle speaks with Broward School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Alhadeff, who was elected last August, talks about her motivation for running for the board, her concerns about the superintendent and her efforts to create change at the state level.

2019-03-16T14:55:05+00:00March 16th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Group discusses gender equality at Venture Cafe

In honor of Women’s History Month, Venture Café Miami hosted a panel discussion Thursday on improving gender equality, one of 17 goals put out by the United Nations. The panel, organized by the Miami chapter of the United Nations Association, included Vicki Lopez of VLL Consulting, Alexandra Figueredo, a member of board of directors

2019-03-08T17:41:02+00:00March 8th, 2019|Business, News, Politics|

Stimulating economic growth in greater Miami

An economic expert spoke Tuesday in North Miami about diversity, transportation and the importance of having a creative business base. Richard Florida, who gave his talk inside the Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, also spoke about demographic trends of major U.S. cities in the last forty

2019-03-08T10:29:39+00:00March 8th, 2019|Business, Education, News, Politics|

No backlash predicted due to Smollett incident, say LGBTQ advocates

LGBTQ advocates in South Florida said they do not believe the alleged hate-crime hoax by Empire actor Jussie Smollett will harm their community, saying people are intelligent enough to see this as a unique case. Information surrounding the January incident continues to unfold. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old was charged with

2019-02-22T19:47:52+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Trump’s FIU speech heartens opponents of Maduro [Video]

As tons of humanitarian aid approached Venezuelan borders, President Donald Trump came to Florida International University on Monday and warned loyalists to President Nicolas Maduro, whose election is disputed, about the consequences of blocking its delivery. Trump addressed the Venezuelan community and others in a speech given at the university’s Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

2019-03-06T09:53:38+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Protests follow in wake of Trump’s FIU speech [SFA Video]

President Donald J. Trump visited Florida International University on Monday afternoon to talk about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Several hundred protesters turned out to meet him. The demonstrations started at about 8 a.m. when a man later identified as Diego Tintorero climbed a crane across from FIU on Southwest

2019-03-06T09:53:42+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Venezuela’s economic decline: A primer

Venezuela, the country with the biggest oil reserves in the world, is now undergoing an economic crisis, with its main oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., on the verge of bankruptcy. According to a report by Rystad Energy, an energy research company, Venezuela’s production could fall to 700,000 barrels per day by 2020, about

2019-02-20T14:48:03+00:00February 18th, 2019|Enviroment, Featured, News, Politics|

Trump’s visit to FIU: Live coverage [Video]

(Video: Reporter Ariel Cipolla & Camera Christina van Putte / SFNS)  As the larger Florida International University community prepares for President Donald Trump's arrival Monday afternoon, follow South Florida News Service's team coverage. We will be on campus and off, giving you the latest developments on this historic event. Pre-speech coverage: Venezuelans in South

2019-03-06T09:53:59+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety, Transportation|

How will the Trump visit affect FIU’s image?

President Donald Trump is visiting Florida International University on Monday to deliver a speech on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, bringing international attention to the university. The president plans to discuss his support for interim President Juan Guaidó at the university’s Modesto A. Maidique campus, which is located near Doral – home to the

2019-02-18T08:31:44+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics|