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Samantha Sarmiento

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I wish to be a political reporter one day and tell the stories of marginalized, forgotten and incredible people whose stories deserve to be told. Receiving my masters in political science is my next step.

Latino millennial voters have supported Sanders. Will they back Biden?

During the 2016 Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders lost 10 of the 11 states where Latinos made up 15% or more of the population. This...

Amid coronavirus fears, journalists asked to work remotely

The coronavirus is not just something reporters cover for the health beat  –it’s affecting every aspect of people’s lives including work, education, travel, sports...

Congress stalls on bills to end female genital mutilation

Today, as the United Nations recognizes the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, federal legislation banning the practice is stalled in...

As earthquakes rumble the Caribbean, Puerto Ricans gather to raise aid funds

With earthquakes shaking the Caribbean, including one of the largest in the region's history on Tuesday, Puerto Rican organizations and artists came together this...
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“Rise and Roar” campaign unites the two New York City women’s marches

After last year's divisive split, the Women’s March Alliance and the Women’s March NYC reconciled for the fourth annual unity rally yesterday. Calling themselves “sister...

Domino Corner in Westland Mall brings a bit of Cuba to Hialeah

A “Domino Corner” in Westland Mall has brought many seniors out of their homes thanks to an advertising partnership with Hialeah Hospital that began...

Garcia-Roves, Tundidor win seats on Hialeah council

Once again, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez had a split decision with his chosen candidates, with one winning and the other losing Tuesday night, similar...
Hialeah City Hall (Samantha Sarmiento/SFMN)

Hialeah firefighters, city battling over pay and benefits

Despite coming close to an agreement a few weeks ago, Hialeah firefighters and city officials continue to fight over pay and pension benefits, with...

FIU panel discusses Nicaraguan humanitarian crisis

109 dead. 1,400 injured. 690 wrongfully detained. These stats, detailing the acts committed by the Nicaraguan government on its citizens from April 18 to May...