The little understood, but powerful job of Agriculture Commissioner

Despite the immense amount of power that the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds, not many voters are aware what the position entails. The job description is extensive and requires the commissioner to oversee 19 offices and about 3,600 employees. Ana Gomez, a student at Florida International University,

2018-10-26T14:54:51+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

FIU, MDC students say on-campus voting is a hit

College students at early voting sites on their campuses in Miami-Dade County say they are enjoying the convenience of being able to vote between classes, with some saying they believe it will significantly boost turnout. A decision allowing the sites was handed down July 24, a result of a lawsuit filed by the League

2018-10-26T14:29:34+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

“Walk For Freedom” in West Palm Beach [Photo essay]

“Walk For Freedom,” a march for sex trafficking and slavery awareness, was held in downtown West Palm Beach last Saturday. Hope for Freedom hosted the event. The nonprofit based in Palm Beach Gardens helps women and men that have been trafficked or raped in Palm Beach County, though organizers said its clients are overwhelmingly

2018-11-05T19:02:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News, Photos, Politics, Public Safety|

FIU’s Green School holds “Forum on Immigration Reform”

Earlier this month, three Green School doctoral students organized a half-day event on Florida International University's main campus about immigration reform.  The forum included three panels and a series of scholars and practitioners who spoke about the treatment and hardships of immigrants. Maria Barbero, Karina Livingston and Jack Maguire put together the symposium.

2018-10-24T10:33:08+00:00 October 24th, 2018|News, Politics|

Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last week to participate in a workshop focused on covering the midterm elections. The bilingual training on Oct. 12 was hosted by the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist as part of

2018-10-17T11:20:01+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Journalism, News, Politics|

Last day for voter registration

The last day to register to vote in Florida for the 2018 General Elections is Tuesday, Oct.9. Early voting in Miami-Dade County begins at 7 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. New early voting locations in Miami-Dade County are at Florida International University Modesto Maidique Campus, Miami Dade College and Miami Dade College North Campus.

2018-10-09T08:25:54+00:00 October 9th, 2018|News, Politics|

Gay journalist gives talk on issues facing Hispanic LGBTQ community

Michael Lavers, a reporter for the Washington Blade, shared his experiences covering the Latin American LGBTQ community at a panel discussion held at Miami-Dade College's downtown campus earliest this month. The event was part of Celebrate ORGULLO, a pride festival that occurs during Hispanic Heritage Month. According to organizers, Celebrate ORGULLO has

2018-10-11T15:02:26+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Journalism, News, Politics|

La mujer detrás de Venezuela Awareness

El 27 de Septiembre de 2018, con 23 votos a favor, 7 en contra y 17 abstenciones, el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) aprobó por vez primera una resolución que hace referencia a la crisis humanitaria que atraviesa Venezuela. Esa resolución obedece a las investigaciones realizadas por la

2018-10-03T12:59:13+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Internacional, News, Noticias, Politics|

The SoFlo Scoop: Miami-Dade’s new highway; New voting locations; Clinton joins Gillum’s campaign

Good afternoon South Florida! Here’s your week in review. Today is Friday, Sept. 28. Miami is expected to experience a high of 90 and a low of 80, while Key West will have a high of 89 and a low of 82. Fort Lauderdale will have a high of 90 and a low of

2018-09-28T13:26:00+00:00 September 28th, 2018|News, Politics, Roundups, Transportation|