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Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

The seven members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected in March while on tour in Mexico will perform for the first time in the United States at a May 25 show in Miami. continue reading »

Top 5 Fastest Growing Cities Among Hispanics

Top 5 Fastest Growing Cities Among Hispanics

While Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami and Chicago have the largest shares of the Latino population, a recent study shows that Hispanics are moving to newer regions of the United States. continue reading »

Spanish Foreign Minister Attends Flag Ceremony in Miami

Spanish Foreign Minister Attends Flag Ceremony in Miami

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo attended a flag ceremony on board the Spanish navy training vessel Juan Sebastian Elcano in Miami on Sunday. continue reading »

Dominican Artist’s Miami Mural Portrays Struggle of Undocumented Immigrants

Dominican Artist’s Miami Mural Portrays Struggle of Undocumented Immigrants

The painful experiences of Hispanic immigrants inspired Dominican artist Ruben Ubiera to paint a mural with a message of sympathy and understanding for the undocumented and in favor of a just immigration reform in the United States. continue reading »

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

The country of Israel is planning on strengthening its ties to the U.S. Latino community as part of its strategic initiative with the U.S. continue reading »

FLORIDA: Ecuadorian Teen Threatened with Gun, Thief Steals Skateboard

FLORIDA: Ecuadorian Teen Threatened with Gun, Thief Steals Skateboard

A teen in Florida probably never imagined he would be held at gunpoint for his skateboard. According to police in Ocala, Florida, the 14-year-old, who is visiting the U.S. from Ecuador, continue reading »

George Zimmerman’s Mother Rips Media, Says Arrest was ‘Solely to Placate the Masses’

George Zimmerman’s Mother Rips Media, Says Arrest was ‘Solely to Placate the Masses’

The mother of George Zimmerman, the man being charged with the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, has written a letter to the public on the anniversary of her son’s arrest. In the letter, Gladys Zimmerman slams the media and says that Zimmerman’s arrest was “solely to placate the masses.” continue reading »

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

Dad Accused of Kidnapping Sons Apparently in Cuba Where There’s No Extradition

The two boys snatched last week by their parents from the Florida home of their grandmother - who had custody of the kids - may be in Cuba with their mother and father. continue reading »

Luxury Homes Fuel Miami’s Latest Real Estate Boom

Luxury Homes Fuel Miami’s Latest Real Estate Boom

Miami is entering a new real estate "boom," fed mainly by the investments of Latin Americans which have transformed the face of the city and, with its luxury homes, become one of its greatest draws. continue reading »

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of slain African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, have settled a wrongful death suit for a reported $1 million with the home association where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, 2012. continue reading »

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, pays tribute Saturday to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521), who discovered Florida in 1513. continue reading »

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived on Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago. continue reading »

Coworkers Win Lottery, All but One Chipped into Pool

Coworkers Win Lottery, All but One Chipped into Pool

While we all dream of winning the lottery, many of us accept we never actually will. Still, some continue to play in the hope that their dreams come true. For one Florida office, that dream became a reality. continue reading »

500-Yrs Ago Spain’s Ponce de Leon Arrived in FL Looking for Fountain of Youth

500-Yrs Ago Spain’s Ponce de Leon Arrived in FL Looking for Fountain of Youth

It is believed that around April 2 or 3 of the year 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the east coast of Florida to claim the land for Spain and named it after the Easter feast of those days known as Pascua Florida. continue reading »

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida this weekend is commemorating the 1513 arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon on its shores, a landing and expedition that marked the beginning of the Spanish presence on mainland North America and, in effect, put the continent on the map. continue reading »