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Belize's Garifuna Collective Showcases Central American Culture to a Wider Audience

2 years ago by Celia Almeida
During his childhood in Belize, bassist Al Ovando grew up surrounded by music. His father played guitar and he and his brothers had a family band. Even as a child, Ovando took the reins, setting up equipment and tending to instruments that needed repair. Now, as an adult, he's the...
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Belize Just Named an Island After DJ Khaled

4 years ago by Ryan Pfeffer
DJ Khaled's career has always been a bit of an anomaly. From the outside, his rise to fame has been a confusing ordeal that is both fun to watch and hard to explain. And over the last year, his success on Snapchat has allowed him to reach a national fame...
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The Man Behind Miami's Biggest Gold Heists Caught in Belize

6 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
In October 2012, just outside a pastel-painted Coral Gables apartment building, one of the largest gold heists in Florida history went down. A convicted thief named Raonel Valdez, who was supposed to be wearing a court-ordered GPS device, somehow jacked $2.8 million in gold from courier George Villegas. And within...
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The Suspect Behind Miami's Biggest Gold Heist Caught Hiding in Belize

6 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
In October 2012 just outside a pastel-painted Coral Gables apartment building, one of the largest gold heists in Florida history went down. A convicted thief named Raonel Valdez, who was supposed to be wearing a court-ordered GPS device, somehow jacked $2.8 million in gold from courier George Villegas. And within...
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Breaking Bad Insults Belize Tourism Board, Gets a Free Vacation

6 years ago by Ciara LaVelle
If you've been watching Breaking Bad this season, you've likely picked up on a subtle and not-so-complimentary metaphor for our neighbors just across the Caribbean in Belize. Without giving too much away, Walter White has been covering up for a character he killed by telling everybody he fled to Belize...
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New Report Sheds Light on Immigrants Held in Solitary at Krome Processing Center

5 months ago by Jessica Lipscomb
The reporting includes newly uncovered data about immigrant detainees at Krome Service Processing Center, an ICE facility at the western edge of Miami-Dade County.
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Blacks Haven't Benefited From Marijuana Legalization

6 months ago by Luther Campbell
Will Florida legalize recreational pot? Medical marijuana is already legal. But who really cares? It's all bad for Miami's black community, where weed has helped drive the economy for years. What governments aren't even mentioning is paying reparations to black-dominated countries or African-Americans who have or will lose their livelihoods...
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Here's a New Trailer for Screwball, Billy Corben's Comedy-Documentary About Steroids, A-Rod, and New Times

8 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Rakontur Productions' new Miami steroid documentary, Screwball, hits theaters on March 29. We'd like to say we're promoting the film simply because it's an absolutely hilarious, only-in-Miami crime-caper, black comedy, and piece of journalism all rolled into one. But there is more to it. Though all that is true, we are...
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Anti-Trump Fervor Is Driving Dozens of Florida Women to Run for Office

1 year ago by Brittany Shammas
It was blindingly sunny and at least 90 degrees as Emma Collum made her way through an Oakland Park neighborhood of colorful ranch houses with manicured front lawns. Dressed in a T-shirt bearing her name, light-blue shorts, and a Dolphins hat, the fast-talking 33-year-old with long dark hair and a...

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