By Natasha Rodriguez The normal clear waters of Florida’s Gulf coast have now become a muddy brown-red color and manatee deaths have taken a heavy toll because of it. As of October, last year, the red tide, or harmful algae bloom, has had a higher-than-ever concentration and is still being tested for in Florida. [...]
By Danielle Hernandez and Kayla Pla Rising sea levels, dangers to ocean reefs, plastic pollution, oil drilling and coastal erosion are the most pressing issues for South Floridians. National Aeronautics and Space Administration studies project that by 2100 these threats will become even more severe. According to a media company, Axios Polls, at least 62 percent [...]
By Gabriel Poblete With the midterm elections right around the corner, Democrats are hoping to take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives – and even the U.S. Senate – but what that means for members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus remains unclear. Hispanic representation in Congress has consistently gone up over the [...]
SFMN Washington Bureau reporters Leo Cosio and Gabriel Poblete on Wednesday sat down with National Immigration Forum Communications Director Cathleen Farrell to discuss a wide range of issues, from the difference between journalism and advocacy, to how her organization -- which works with persons and groups of all political persuasions -- is helping to move [...]
By Gabriel Poblete | SFMN Washington Protestors amassed Saturday in front of the Supreme Court and the Senate Building to show their discontent with the Senate's vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh 50-48. It was evident Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, was to be confirmed when [...]
By Alejandra Chamorro and Sherrilyn Cabrera Last year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and left thousands without homes, Puerto Ricans and politicians from Florida were determined to encourage the 18,103 evacuees from the island registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to participate in the midterm elections. In a recent state voter file, [...]
Produced by Ashley Canario, Abigail Tuano, Lizandra Portal. Florida Keys Responds to Sea Level Rise is part of a 10-part Web series: "South Florida's Rising Seas: Response."
Stonybrook: A Fight for Justice and Affordable Housing, produced by Vivian Acosta and Lizandra Portal, is a mini-documentary about low-income tenants fighting for acceptable living conditions at the Stonybrook Apartments in Palm Beach County, Florida.
El 14 de febrero de este año, día del amor y la amistad, 17 personas perdieron la vida durante la masacre en la escuela secundaria Marjory Stoneman Douglas, en Parkland Florida. Otras 17 resultaron heridas. Daniela Tablante, estudiante de la Maestría de Periodismo en Español, estuvo en contacto con los estudiantes que sobrevivieron la tragedia. [...]