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Beatriz De La Portilla

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Beatriz is a broadcast media major at Florida International University and is the managing editor for South Florida Media Network. She aspires to become a documentarian.
The entrance to Precinct 422 in Miami Dade County on March 17, 2020. (Beatriz De La Portilla/SFMN)

First person: Working at the polls during the coronavirus crisis

After a night of watching the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight" and several other videos emphasizing the importance of social distancing, my anxieties...

As poll workers face coronavirus threat, Miami-Dade offers $100 bonus

Supermarket shelves are bare. Gasoline prices are dropping. The entire country of Italy is shut down. These are just a few of the indicators...

Florida universities to move online starting tomorrow, March 12

Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged by almost 1500 points into...

The growing number of independents may prove problematic for Democrats

After former Vice President Joe Biden’s comeback on Super Tuesday, in which he took the lead in delegates among Democratic candidates for president over...

Black History Month: Blacks and whites teamed to end Miami segregation

Although Miami’s long and tumultuous history of racial inequality has modernized, there’s still room for improvement. “It’s important to understand that even today, Miami is...
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MDC students urge action in Venezuela at Venexodo Fest 2020 (video story included)

Scores of Miami Dade College students recently held an event at the school's Koubek Center to raise awareness about the current humanitarian crisis in...
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Amy Klobuchar choice of Iowa snowbirds in Southwest Florida

Despite being more than a thousand miles from the state, hundreds of Iowans participated in their state’s first-in-the-nation presidential vote Monday -- in Southwest...

Iowa caucuses aren’t just happening in the Hawkeye State – there’s four in Florida

France, Scotland and Florida are just three of the places where Iowans will be able to participate in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Democratic caucus on...

Keeping the legacy of Dr. King alive with the MLK Day Parade (photos included)

Unity and remembrance were the main points of celebration for the Miami-Dade community that came out to watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day...

Coral reef restoration program engages local community

Volunteers work alongside scientists at Rescue a Reef, a research and restoration program based at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and...