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The Mango Media staff left to right: Hugo Villabona, Morgane Leoni, Hannah Paulsen, Natasha V., Elina Diaz, Chris McKenney (Maria Gil/SFNS)

Mango Media blazing new trails in book publishing

A three-year-old Miami-based publishing company is getting its books on the Amazon Best Sellers list, including one that made the list this October. On the third floor of a white four-story building on 2850 Douglas Rd. in Coral Gables lies a little publishing company that is trying to change the rules of an old industry. The president and CEO of ...

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Texting while operating a motor vehicle is a secondary offense in Florida, meaning police need to witness drivers committing other infractions, such as swerving and speeding, before pulling them over for distracted driving. (Photo illustration by Jesse Scheckner/SFNS)

Distracted driving remains a problem in Florida despite laws

It’s been four years since texting while driving in Florida was banned, but according to one study, the state is second-worst in the nation when it comes to phone use behind the wheel. Florida ranks behind only Louisiana for distracted driving, according to the EverDrive Safe Driving Report, which gave Sunshine State motorists 37th place overall for driving skills. According ...

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach (photo courtesy Fontainebleau)

Local hotels tighten security after Las Vegas shooting

Officials at some Miami hotels said they are beefing up security in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting last month that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. Security and Safety Manager Michael Matos of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach said the tragedy made him and his peers rethink the hotel’s procedures. “I think all hotels in Miami, especially those in ...

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Esta pequeña perrita fue de las primeras mascotas en ser adoptada. 
Foto de Grethel Delgado

Mega Match-a-Thon: 24 horas de amor a primera vista entre humanos y mascotas

Música, camiones de comida y muchísimos ladridos y maullidos invadieron el Tropical Park de Miami este fin de semana. Mega Match-a-Thon, una jornada de adopción de mascotas organizada por Animal Services del condado de Miami-Dade, convidó a cientos de personas entre el viernes 20 de octubre a las 11:59 PM y el sábado a esa misma hora. Por Grethel Delgado ...

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Los competidores en plena acción por las calles de Miami. 
Foto de Carolina Morales Chataing

Un domingo al estilo 70.3

‘’¡Vamos que sí puedes! ¡Vamos! ¡Te falta poco!‘’. Eran los gritos de aliento más comunes que acompañaron a los participantes de la  fantástica jornada del Citybike Iroman 70.3, con 2.308 participantes, el pasado domingo 22 de octubre en la ciudad de Miami. Por Carolina Morales Chataing South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook Esta ciudad  no solo se identifica  por sus hermosas ...

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Algunos de los jóvenes que viajarán a Cuba para ayudar directamente a las comunidades afectadas por Irma. 
Foto de Grethel Delgado

CubaOne Foundation recauda más de 50.000 dólares para enviar ayuda a Cuba

Un plan de esperanza y aliento para Cuba está a punto de arrancar motores. El viernes pasado, en una reunión realizada en el Midtown de Miami, organizadores y amigos de CubaOne Foundation hicieron los ajustes finales de una misión de ayuda a los cubanos afectados por el huracán Irma. Por Grethel Delgado South Florida News Service
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El “fitness” conquista a Miami [Vídeo]

La Fitexpo de Fort Lauderdale acogió este fin de semana a miles de residentes del sur de la Florida y otras ciudades de Estados Unidos, interesados en el “fitness”, como se conoce al estilo de vida saludable que está conquistando al mundo actualmente. Por Maria Fernanda Becerra, South Florida News Service  

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Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival [Photo Essay]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation held its 8th annual Hispanic Cultural Festival on Oct. 21 and 22. The free festival showcased the diversity of Hispanic heritage and culture in South Florida. It included international and local artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors from different Latin American countries to celebrate and promote not only their culture, ...

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A billboard in Naples seeking information about Sophie Reeder, who has been missing from Fort Lauderdale since May 20. (Photo courtesy John Rode/GCR)

Human trafficking non-profit to hold fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale

A human trafficking and missing children nonprofit, launched this summer, is having its first fundraiser in Broward County later this week. The event, scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Bull Market in Fort Lauderdale, is for Global Children’s Rescue. John Rode, a founder of GCR and a former undercover narcotics agent, said he and his co-founders have been working on rescues for some ...

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Latte art. (Image via Wikicommons)

Brewing Buddha in Pinecrest weathers the storm

Jordan Athos stood at an industrial register on a recent Wednesday at the Brewing Buddha Café and Arthouse in Pinecrest. Just a few months earlier Brewing Buddha opened its doors, unaware that it would have to close them almost immediately due to Hurricane Irma. “It made me feel very vulnerable when I heard Irma was coming to town,” said Athos. ...

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