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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 »

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain’s Ferrer Beats Haas, Advances to 1st Miami Final

Spain's David Ferrer rallied from a set down to overcome fellow ATP Tour veteran Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Friday afternoon and book a spot in the final of the Sony Open in Miami. continue reading »

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

Obama’s Plans to Rebuild America Begin With Job Creation in Miami

President Barack Obama announced here Friday a public-private program of infrastructure to "rebuild" the United States and create jobs. continue reading »

Florida Evacuates Families After Detecting Possible Sinkhole

Florida Evacuates Families After Detecting Possible Sinkhole

Officials in Florida evacuated several homes located four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) from the spot where a sinkhole swallowed and killed a man on the state's west coast a month ago and another sinkhole was detected nearby in early March. continue reading »

Fisherman Discovers Two-Headed Bull Shark Fetus in Florida

Fisherman Discovers Two-Headed Bull Shark Fetus in Florida

A fisherman in the Florida Keys discovered a live bull shark fetus with two heads, something that scientists had never seen before in that species. continue reading »

Brazilian Husband and Wife Receive Sentences in Florida for Immigrant Smuggling

Brazilian Husband and Wife Receive Sentences in Florida for Immigrant Smuggling

Brazilian nationals Juliana Rose Tome-Froes and her husband, Fabio Rodrigues Froes, were sentenced in Miami to 60 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, for smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Man Sues Staffing Agency After Penis Cut Off at Temp Job

Puerto Rican Man Sues Staffing Agency After Penis Cut Off at Temp Job

A Puerto Rican man who was working in Florida is suing the temp agency that hired him claiming they were aware of a number of safety issues before sending him to a work for the Florida company. continue reading »

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush went on a Sunday talk show offensive this week to try to clarify his position on immigration reform, but he only managed to create more confusion. Bush last week drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats continue reading »

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

The caravan that for the past 10 days has traveled around Florida calling for the approval of immigration reform arrives on Sunday in Miami, where its participants will join in celebrating the traditional Calle 8 Festival in Little Havana. continue reading »

Jeb Bush Says He is Still in Support of Immigration

Jeb Bush Says He is Still in Support of Immigration

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is defending his stance on immigration reform after accusations that he is backing down on helping undocumented workers find a path to citizenship. continue reading »

Heat Nab 13th Straight With 98-91 Win Over Grizzlies

Heat Nab 13th Straight With 98-91 Win Over Grizzlies

The Miami Heat overcame an off night by LeBron James to pull out a 98-91 home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and stretch their winning streak to 13 games. continue reading »

Florida Police Call Off Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

Florida Police Call Off Search for Man Swallowed by Sinkhole

Florida officials abandoned their attempt to recover the body of a man who was swallowed by an enormous sinkhole that opened up late last week in the bedroom of his house, presumably killing him. continue reading »

Problem Hinders Dragon Capsule Arrival at International Space Station

Problem Hinders Dragon Capsule Arrival at International Space Station

The Dragon space capsule, which on Friday departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a cargo run to the International Space Station, will have its arrival there delayed due to a problem with its thruster system. continue reading »

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach County's school district has agreed to change its practices to be more inclusive of undocumented immigrant children and children that have poor English speaking skills. continue reading »