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A reader reacts to Rigondeaux caricature

A reader reacts to Rigondeaux caricature

A reader reacted to the recently published caricature of the Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, where in a strange turn of events the Cuban boxer did not come out in the seventh round in a fight against Vasyl Lomachenko.

More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

More than 231,000 Puerto Ricans have migrated to Florida so far

CBS Correspondent David Bergnaud generated a Twitterstorm when he picked up on a small item from the Division of Emergency Management. He tweeted that more than 231,000 Puerto Ricans had arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The influx has potential political implications for the 2020 presidential election.

Savage state

Savage state

The state of Florida has been quietly carrying out a policy of deliberate medical neglect toward imprisoned felons infected with hepatitis C. That policy, in its inhumanity and lack of professional ethics, rivals the notorious Tuskegee experiment.

Hucksters in paradise

Hucksters in paradise

Florida real estate used to be sold by men and women who’d offer northerners a piece of paradise by the beach that turned out to be swampland in the Everglades, where if you survived the alligators and snakes, the mosquitos would finish you off. Nowadays we have men and women who sell ideas they label “good for the community.”

‘Money over love’ for these four

‘Money over love’ for these four

The expression “selling your sold to the devil” seems appropriate when talking of south Florida members of congress Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and to a lesser extent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Each of these south Florida politicians has at least 600,000 constituents they pretend to represent, but instead they use as collateral in a high stakes game of poker played with the devil.

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

Climate change threatens 1 in 4 natural heritage sites

A report released during the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, warns that climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites — nearly double the number from just three years ago. Among the ecosystems most threatened are coral reefs, which bleach as oceans heat up, as well as glaciers which melt.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

Florida nursing home tragedy NOT a who-done-it

The worst loss of human life in Florida in the wake of Irma didn’t happen on one of low-lying towns on the lower Florida Keys where the eye of the storm first made landfall with full force. The worst human tragedy took place days after the hurricane, in a nursing home in Hollywood, just a few miles north of the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Governor Rick Scott enabled Irma’s fury through climate denialism

Governor Rick Scott enabled Irma’s fury through climate denialism

Florida Gov. Rick Scott did not cause Irma, but he enabled the Frankenstorm. Scott met with Carbonmongers Charles and David Koch soon after being elected, and all of a sudden Florida’s environmental laws began being gutted. Now he will want you to give him $150 billion to rebuild his state, from your tax dollars.

More than Bob Menendez goes on trial this week

More than Bob Menendez goes on trial this week

There’s more to the Menendez trial than a high ranking Democratic senator charged with corruption. A conviction could lead to his ouster from the Senate. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would then be charged with replacing him until the 2018 elections giving senate Republicans one more vote to play with.

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