Thursday, December 9, 2021

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.

Miami protest organizer: “You literally have your knee on our necks. What do you...

(Click here for more images from Miami's George Floyd protest.) Hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown Miami this past weekend to protest...
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Coronavirus Update: U.S. has highest death toll, walk-up testing and a COVID fee

!function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!==a.data)for(var e in a.data){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe");t&&(t.style.height=a.data+"px")}}))}(); Today is Thursday, May 28, and United States COVID-19 mortalities have risen over 100,000, more than any country...
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Coronavirus Update: Over 51,000 cases in Florida, high levels of virus in sewage and...

Today is Tuesday, May 26, and Florida now has more than 51,000 coronavirus cases and 2,000 deaths. 7 News in Sydney, Australia reports that...
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Coronavirus Update: WHO announces largest case increase, states all opening, tests damaged

!function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!==a.data)for(var e in a.data){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe");t&&(t.style.height=a.data+"px")}}))}(); Today is Thursday, May 21, and the World Health Organization reported the highest increase in COVID-19 cases in...
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Coronavirus Update: WHO warns virus may be here to stay and South Florida plans...

Today is Thursday, May 14 and Florida has the ninth greatest number of coronavirus deaths in the nation -- even though it is the...
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Coronavirus Update: Parks, waterways and golf courses open

!function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",function(a){if(void 0!==a.data)for(var e in a.data){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe");t&&(t.style.height=a.data+"px")}})}(); Today is Wednesday, April 29th, and Miami-Dade County is easing restrictions on outdoor activities. Masks must be worn...
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Coronavirus Update: First walk-up testing site and infections vastly underestimated

Today is Monday, April 27th, and Florida cases have passed 31,000 while deaths have reached over 1,000. Florida, which has the third largest population,...

A young man’s miraculous survival and his podcast about living with traumatic brain injury

Andy Oquendo is a 27-year-old senior journalism student at Florida International University who loves to tell jokes and give people compliments. He is also...
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...