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Spanish Speaking CNN Latino Begins Broadcasting in Miami

Spanish Speaking CNN Latino Begins Broadcasting in Miami

CNN Latino, a Spanish-language programming block tailored for the U.S. market, begins broadcasting Monday on the Miami airwaves to South Florida's numerous Hispanic community. CNN Latino, now available on broadcast television in South Florida on WDFL-LD Channel 11, and on cable via Comcast and AT&T U-verse, debuted earlier in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Orlando and Tampa. continue reading »

Disney’s Sinkhole Problem and Not the One You Get in Your Pocket from their Admission Fees

Disney’s Sinkhole Problem and Not the One You Get in Your Pocket from their Admission Fees

Authorities are investigating a new sinkhole that on Monday morning swallowed part of a building at a resort in central Florida and forced the evacuation of all the guests, although evidently nobody was injured or worse. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Man Steals Topless Photo Off Co-Worker’s Phone

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Man Steals Topless Photo Off Co-Worker’s Phone

A Florida man in is hot water after he allegedly looked through a co-worker's phone and sent himself a topless photo she had stored on her device. continue reading »

Derek Medina Facebook Posts Murdered Wife’s Corpse and After Offering Successful Marriage Tips

Derek Medina Facebook Posts Murdered Wife’s Corpse and After Offering Successful Marriage Tips

Derek Medina wanted to make sure he was caught for the alleged murder of his 26-year-old wife walking into a Miami police station confessing to the killing of Jennifer Alonso on Thursday afternoon. He also admitted to the killing to his father. continue reading »

Real Madrid Prepares for First Face-Off with Former Coach in Miami

Real Madrid Prepares for First Face-Off with Former Coach in Miami

Real Madrid is in Miami for the penultimate event of the Spanish club's pre-season U.S. tour: a clash with Chelsea, now under the tutelage of erstwhile Blancos coach Jose Mourinho. continue reading »

No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

Florida should be a treasure hunter’s dream come true. Except it’s not. Its sand and sea hide riches of the past, thanks to the state’s Spanish colonizers of the 1500s and treasure-laden ships that sank off shores. continue reading »

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) issued the following statement subsequent to the passage of a partisan student loan deal that Congress passed yesterday addressing the student loan interest rate hike that took place on July 1st continue reading »

Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

Hispanic Achievers License Plate Available in Florida

National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, a Not-For-Profit Organization, is the founder of the first Hispanic License Plate in the US. Proceeds from the plate sales will benefit community services and scholarships throughout Florida. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Hiding Pot Plants Fights with Firemen as House Burns

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Hiding Pot Plants Fights with Firemen as House Burns

A Florida man has been charged with preventing firefighters from putting out a fire in his home because he was hiding pot plants. Gaetano Rodriguez, 27, allegedly refused to unlock the continue reading »

Florida Shooter Posed Possible Security Threat Before Attack

Florida Shooter Posed Possible Security Threat Before Attack

The man who murdered six people in the Miami suburb of Hialeah was a solitary person who had left his job at Miami Dade College when he learned of plans to fire him over concerns he might engage in violence. continue reading »

Marlins Hitting Coach, Tino Martinez Resigns Amid Rumors of Abuse

Marlins Hitting Coach, Tino Martinez Resigns Amid Rumors of Abuse

Following allegations that he abused a player, former Yankees star Constantino "Tino" Martinez has resigned as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Martinez reportedly resigned on Sunday after Marlins team officials continue reading »

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it. We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view. continue reading »

HONDURAS: Lost at Sea for 16 Hours, Florida Student Found Alive

HONDURAS: Lost at Sea for 16 Hours, Florida Student Found Alive

A Florida student on a marine biology trip is miraculously survived for hours in the water off the coast of Honduras. Heather Barnes, 20, a college student at the New College of Florida, reportedly went snorkeling on the edge of the Honduran island of continue reading »

High Speed Boat Chase near Miami Beach Results in $35 Million Cocaine Seizure

High Speed Boat Chase near Miami Beach Results in $35 Million Cocaine Seizure

The Coast Guard is reporting the seizure of 2,300 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of $35 million, after a high-speed boat chase on the Caribbean Sea near Miami Beach. continue reading »

Rallies for Trayvon Martin Take Place in 100 Cities

Rallies for Trayvon Martin Take Place in 100 Cities

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in 100 U.S. cities demanding justice in the case of slain black teenager Trayvon Martin, with the participation of the dead boy's parents and celebrities like singers Beyonce and Jay-Z. continue reading »