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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday. continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

The Florida Immigrant Coalition described as "scandalous and cruel" the detention of more than 100 undocumented immigrants during a raid in the Gulf coast city of Naples. continue reading »

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a plan to build a museum dedicated to the Cuban exile, whose history has been linked to the city for more than half a century. continue reading »

U.S. Sees First Case of Chikungunya Virus in Florida

U.S. Sees First Case of Chikungunya Virus in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus evidently arising in the United States has been confirmed in a person in Florida. continue reading »

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Miami Boat Collision

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Miami Boat Collision

Three people died and one went missing after three boats collided in waters off Miami on Friday night during the Independence Day celebrations, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Cousteau’s Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off Florida

Cousteau’s Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off Florida

Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and his team have completed their 31-day mission on the Aquarius underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys and are now in the decompression phase. continue reading »

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella and Miami's Tomas Regalado signed in the Spanish capital Monday a twin-town agreement, noting the historic, cultural and economic ties that bind them. continue reading »

Cuban Exiles Claim Opposition Figure Arrested “With Violence”

Cuban Exiles Claim Opposition Figure Arrested “With Violence”

The Cuban Democratic Directorate exile group in Miami on Wednesday reported the arrest "with violence" in Cuba of opposition figure Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as "Antunez," and his wife, Yris Perez Aguilera, after authorities "raided their home." continue reading »

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Two environmental organizations in Peru and Florida launched a joint campaign to halt the slaughter of dolphins off the Peruvian coastline, a practice that results in the deaths of between 5,000 and 15,000 of these marine mammals every year, an online media outlet said. continue reading »

Miami Hosts Tech Summit for Latin American Mayors

Miami Hosts Tech Summit for Latin American Mayors

Mayors of Latin American cities participated in a summit on technological innovation in Miami Beach, where they emphasized the main challenges facing municipalities in the areas of efficiency and the introduction of new technologies. continue reading »

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Florida House of Representatives ratified Friday by a vote of 85-32 a bill making qualified undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

City Warns Beckham He Cannot Build Stadium at PortMiami

David Beckham's plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of PortMiami face legal obstacles because the city deeded that land to Miami-Dade County more than two decades ago on condition it be exclusively used for port purposes, Mayor Tomas Regalado told Efe. continue reading »

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

Rick Scott’s Top Latino Fundraiser Leaves Campaign After Campaign Made Racist Jokes

On late Thursday, billionaire Mike Fernandez abruptly resigned his post as the finance co-chair of Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) reelection campaign. The prominent Cuban-American health continue reading »

Florida Students, Scientists Reveal “RoboCop” Prototype

Florida Students, Scientists Reveal “RoboCop” Prototype

A team of scientists and students at Miami's Florida International University has developed a prototype of "RoboCop." Measuring 1.83 meters (6 ft) tall and weighing 34 kilos (75 lbs), the movements of the mechanism's continue reading »