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Maria Raudez

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Maria Raudez grew up in Nicaragua and now studies broadcast journalism at Florida International University. She is passionate about women’s rights and political news and she’s a firm believer that journalism is a key to developing democracy.
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Car insurance fraud costs $1 billion per year and you pay the price (video...

The state of Florida, including the city of Miami, have suffered an increase in insurance fraud recently. A minor fender bender can cost an...
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Sargassum seaweed may be back on South Florida beaches (video story included)

Already under attack from erosion and sea level rise, South Florida beaches face a new crisis: the invasion of Sargassum seaweed. Last summer, tractors cleaned...

Little Haiti: Opportunity zones and climate gentrification (series with video stories included)

The new reality that Little Haiti and its residents face due to opportunity zones and climate gentrification is explored in a three-part series. Part 1:...
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Climate gentrification in Little Haiti, part 3 (video story included)

Located inside the Little Haiti Cultural Center, there’s a small shop with gifts and jewelry originally from Haiti. Its owner, Mimi Sanon-Jules, used to...
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Climate gentrification in Little Haiti, part 2 (video story included)

For Part 1 of this series, click here. Climate change gentrification is changing Miami real estate values, according to new research. Developers looking for houses...
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Opportunity zones may doom Little Haiti, part 1 (video story included)

For restaurant owner Georges Laguerre, gentrification seems inevitable. He moved from Los Angeles to Miami's Little Haiti after wealthier people began moving into his...

Exhibition looks at 100 years of Miami’s LGBTQ community

HistoryMiami Museum presented the “Queer Miami” exhibition, looking at 100 years of the LGBTQ community’s history in Miami, on Thursday evening. The exhibit, which...

Arsht Center celebrates national pride month with ‘Drag Race’ icon Shangela

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” icon Shangela hosted the third annual CommuniTea Dance in celebration of National Pride Month at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Saturday...

United Way honors veterans ahead of Memorial Day

For veteran Rasheem Howell, reintegrating to society was difficult because it was like leaving his family. “When I first joined, I was leaving my immediate...