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Mario Rojzman, rabino de Beth Torah Rok Campus, en Aventura, en su oficina durante su entrevista con (SFNS / Sergio Sacristán)

El antisemitismo tambien golpea al sur de la Florida

“El pueblo judío tiene un Ph.D. en sufrimiento”, dice Mario Rojzman, rabino de Beth Torah Rok Campus, en Aventura, al referirse a los cientos de ataques a cementerios y amenazas sufridos por esa comunidad en las últimas semanas en varios estados de la unión americana. La Florida no es la excepción. El pasado martes, la policía de Miami Beach detuvo ...

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Students at FIU protest President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country during a rally on Feb. 1. (Cassandra Cabal / SFNS)

FIU, UM academics deal with impacts of travel ban

In Miami-Dade County, the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding the citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations may be most keenly felt on college campuses, where Ph.D. candidates and professors are scrambling to continue their research in the aftermath of the travel ban.  Mohammad Ali Faghihi, a professor in the college of medicine at the University of Miami, said his ...

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Las pitones birmanas, como esta, consumen una gran cantidad de vida salvaje, incluyendo lagartos, garzas, y roedores. Fuente: www.nps.gov

Gurús caza serpientes limpian los Everglades

Dos miembros de una tribu de la India combaten desde hace dos semanas la plaga de pitones y otros tipos de serpientes que han invadido Los Everglades. Esta tribu ha sido contratada por el Departamento de Salud y Fauna del Estado de Florida con el fin de acabar con el elevado número de pitones que está destruyendo la fauna y ...

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A protestor at the Women's Rally of South Florida holding a sign saying, “All Lives Matter.  No Human is Illegal. Love is Love. 
Human rights-R-Human Rights. Climate Change is Real.”
(Photo by Nyamekye Daniel, SFNS)

Thousands attend South Florida women’s rights rally

More than 10,000 people attended an equal-rights gathering at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami Saturday, coinciding with the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of others across the nation and world. Many, if not most, of the attendees of the Women’s Rally of South Florida said they were protesting the inauguration of President Trump, whose history of sexist and discriminatory comments ...

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These Halloween decorations in Kendall caused a stir by people who felt they depicted a lynching. (Photo courtesy of the Tejedors)

Hanging Halloween decoration sparks mistaken Trump backlash

A hanging Halloween decoration in Kendall sparked a furious — and mistaken — backlash in part due to its juxtaposition to a sign supporting President-elect Donald Trump. Mark Tejedor, 28, put up Halloween decorations in his front yard after a four-year hiatus. But some of the decorations – involving two figures tied up in a tree – were lambasted in ...

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Elvia Sanz (left) and Andres Ramirez support different candidates for president. (Photo by Diana Guarnizo / South Florida News Service)

The millennial voter: Two perspectives

From snarky remarks exchanged on the debate stage, to grab-her-by-the-pussy “locker room talk,” to an FBI investigation regarding the improper use of a private email server, this election season has been untraditional, to say the least. More than 18 months ago, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump introduced themselves and their solutions to the nation, some scoffed at the celebrity ...

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Miami Midtown interchange, 1960s (Image via Wikicommons)

¿Habla letrero? Spanish-speaking drivers struggle with highway signs

While on Florida’s roads and highways, drivers follow — or ignore — signs in English and English alone. That includes the large electronic signs on I-95 and elsewhere warning of accidents, reminding motorists to use their turn signals or use their headlights in the rain. But in Miami-Dade County, more than 72 percent of residents speak a language other than English, ...

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Marijuana plants (Image via Pixabay.com)

Cities pass pot moratoriums in advance of Amendment 2 vote

With a recent poll showing Florida voters overwhelmingly support legalizing medical pot, a number of cities in South Florida have responded with preemptive moratoriums, saying they need time to adjust to the possibility of the purple haze dispensaries. A poll released Oct. 27 by the University of North Florida found that 73 percent of likely Florida voters are in favor of ...

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Flying bat illustration (Image via FreeStockImage)

Miami Beach considers bats to fight Zika

In a response to the Zika-fighting pesticides that have caused so much controversy in Miami Beach, one public official is floating a safe, if spooky, option: bats. “The rationale was to show the residents and city of Miami Beach that we are looking for alternative options,” Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez said of using the winged creatures. She called the resolution, ...

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A row of colorful, new houses built in Haiti by Food For The Poor donors, taken before Hurricane Matthew. Most of the buildings still standing after the storm were structures built by the charity. (Photo courtesy of Food For The Poor)

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 construction projects. Jeff Lozama, executive ...

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