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Archives - July 2015

¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, July 31, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, JULY 30TH: South Florida is at the center of political news today with Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates including Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, and Ben Carson speaking at the National Urban League’s annual conference at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Later this morning, Clinton will also deliver a speech  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, July 30, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH: Our elected officials are working on ideas and providing possible solutions to alleviate the traffic problem in Miami. From dedicated or reversible lanes on certain main roadways, to building a tunnel under the Miami River to mitigate traffic congestion in Brickell and Downtown, Spanish-language media in South Florida covered it all and had the public call in to give their opinions.  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, JULY 28TH: The debate between members of the Homeless Trust and city of Miami Commissioners regarding the best way to address the issue of homelessness in downtown Miami continued to make waves on Miami’s Spanish-language media. HOMELESS ISSUE IN MIAMI: Humberto Cortina talked to City Commissioner Willy Gort on “Al Ritmo de Miami” on Radio Mambi,  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, JULY 27TH: Some people may like him while others don’t, but there is no doubt that Donald Trump continues to be at the center of the political conversation in Spanish-language media in South Florida. We leave you with some reactions to his poll numbers. TRUMP STILL AT THE TOP: Yoly Cuello discussed the new poll numbers that revealed Donald Trump  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, July 27, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: How to address the homeless issue in downtown Miami has become the most discussed issue in Miami in recent days. The philosophical divide separating members of the city of Miami Commission from the members of the Homeless Trust on how to solve this problem is getting tense and personal. Bernadette Pardo provides an insightful  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, July 24, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, JULY 23RD: Feliz viernes! The football frenzy continues in Miami and the staff of ¿Qué Pasa? is already getting organized to start a Barra Brava to attend the games. Yesterday, the City of Miami Commission unanimously endorsed the negotiations between city officials and Miami Beckham United, to build a soccer stadium next to Marlins Park. Spanish-language media in  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, July 23, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND: Soccer. Miami has been speaking about soccer (or football) since it was announced that David Beckham’s MLS franchise had agreed to pursue a privately funded stadium on a site adjacent to Marlins Park (site of the old Orange Bowl). The City of Miami Commission will be discussing this today during  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, July 22, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, JULY 21ST: Back to Tallahassee for redistricting. Since most of the Congressional Districts that will need to be redrawn are in South Florida, this topic has kept Spanish-language media outlets actively engaged in the conversation trying to figure out what will happen next. BACK TO TALLAHASSEE:  From August 10 to the 21, Florida legislators  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, JULY 20TH: Spanish-language media outlets in South Florida covered what was a very emotional day for most Cuban exiles who feel the U.S. government has turned its back on decades of suffering and human rights abuses. The takeaway from yesterday’s coverage is that there is still a long way ahead towards reestablishing a democracy in Cuba, with freedom and  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, July 20, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: Long-time foes formally enter a new era of engagement despite what many call an immense ideological gap. Today, the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. becomes an official embassy, with the Cuban flag flying just blocks away from the White House for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana will not immediately  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, July 17, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, JULY 16TH: The poll on Hispanics and the 2016 elections commissioned by Univision is the trending topic for Thursday. The results (see link below) highlight some interesting trends among Hispanics and their political and presidential preferences. FIRST POLL ON THE HISPANIC VOTE: Univision published the first public opinion poll among Hispanic voters for the 2016 presidential  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, July 16, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH: The Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday in favor of creating the Miami Worldcenter Community Development District, a special taxing district that would be used to raise funds for infrastructure for the Miami Worldcenter development project. The Commissioners also agreed to not raise property-tax rates for 2016, but they are still considering whether  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, JULY 14TH: Candidates for the 2016 presidential race are being asked about their views on immigration, which is a make or break issue for the growing Hispanic population in the U.S. As both parties have come to understand that it is unlikely that any candidate can get to the White House without the Hispanic vote, immigration has become an increasingly important issue  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, JULY 13TH: Last week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that eight of the state’s congressional districts had to be redrawn because they did not conform to the law. This development promises to make an already competitive election season even more so, especially in Miami-Dade where it seems like three of the Congressional seats will have to  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, July 13, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s El Nuevo Herald’s editorial discusses the future of Uber and Lyft in Miami-Dade County, while Diario de las Américas’ editorial is dedicated to the lack of justice in Cuba. We have also included a column written by Gina Montaner for El Nuevo talking about Obama Administration’s efforts to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba and Vietnam. DIARIO  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, July 10, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, JULY 9TH: As we head into the weekend, we want to take a minute to thank all our readers for the feedback we have been receiving regarding ¿Qué Pasa?. We welcome your comments and look forward to continue hearing from you. Now, to the news. MORE ON THE COUNTY BUDGET: Spanish-language  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, July 9, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH: The budget presented by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez dominated the airwaves yesterday like we anticipated. Several Spanish-language media outlets covered this topic, as well as reactions from the community. THE COUNTY BUDGET: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez discussed the budget with Humberto Cortina on “Al Ritmo de Miami” on Radio Mambi 710AM, while Yoly Cuello interviewed County Commissioner Xavier Suarez on “Noticias del Mediodia”  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, JULY 7TH: Two announcements made yesterday will certainly dominate today’s media coverage in Miami’s Spanish-language media outlets: the budget announcement made by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the fact that Carnival Cruises received approval from the U.S. government to operate ships to Cuba as a provider of cultural exchange programs. We will provide you with all the  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, JULY 6TH: The budget for Miami-Dade County has been finalized and Mayor Carlos Gimenez will be presenting it today. Yesterday, Spanish-language media in South Florida covered the county’s rise in property values as well as the recent news coming from Cuba. PROPERTY VALUES GO UP: Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia was on “Pedaleando con Bernie” on Radio Mambi 710AM with Bernadette Pardo, discussing the rise  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, July 6, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s editorials for El Nuevo Herald and Diario de las Americas were dedicated to the 4th of July and celebrating America’s Independence. For Diario, however, the 4th of July is particularly special because it is also the day it was founded, 62 years ago. We have also included a column written by  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, July 3, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, JULY 2ND: Happy Friday, tomorrow is Independence Day! As we get ready to celebrate this holiday weekend, we leave you with some of the trending topics in South Florida’s Spanish-language media. Bernadette Pardo invited Democratic Pollster Fernand Amandi and Republican Political Strategist Rudy Fernandez to debate about current political issues on her show “Pedaleando con  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, July 2, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST: Like we anticipated, the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C. took over Spanish-language media yesterday. The issue had both pundits and listeners divided. In South Florida, only 90 miles away from Cuba, callers into local radio stations were not in agreement with President Obama’s statement that “we’re neighbors, now we can be  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH: Have we talked about budget vetoes recently? It seems that some Spanish-language outlets in Miami are not finished with this topic yet, but with the administration’s announcement of the opening of Embassies in Havana and Washington, DC, we expect that the local political conversation will shift gears today. We  
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