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Archives - September 2015

¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH: It was a busy news day for South Florida Spanish-language media – from flooding in Miami Beach to diversity in the City of Miami and transit solutions for Miami-Dade County. The most talked about issue, however, was President Obama’s meeting with Raul Castro. US-CUBA RELATIONS STRENGTHEN: As we expected, President  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH: The meeting between Raul Castro and President Obama kept everyone talking and speculating in South Florida. Some protests in Miami were reported, including one outside of Versailles Restaurant, but most of the activity has been taking place in New York City. We will provide you with an update on the  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, September 28, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s Diario de las Americas editorial focuses on the potential negative impact that the Florida Standards Assessments test can have in our schools, while Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava wrote a column for El Nuevo Herald regarding sea level rise. EL NUEVO HERALD: Los mares no esperarán / The seas won’t wait Miami-Dade County  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, September 25, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH: The weekend is here! So is Pope Francis and… Donald Trump. We leave you with an update on Pope’s speech to Congress and the latest poll numbers. Have an enjoyable weekend and don’t forget to tune in to the Serie A Inter – Fiorentia game this Sunday at 2:45 EST.  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, September 24, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD: The Pope’s visit continues to dominate the airwaves in South Florida. For the first time in weeks, we are hearing people talk about someone other than Donald Trump. Alleluia! RELIGION AND POLITICS: Helen Aguirre-Ferre, a Jeb Bush supporter, and Jorge Luis Lopez, a Marco Rubio supporter, were on “Pedaleando con Bernie” on Radio  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, September 23, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND: Pope Francis coming to the US. However, Donald Trump and his relentless ability to capture the media’s attention comes in a strong second as a result of recent polls that continue to place him at the top of the GOP field. We leave you with analysis on both issues. NEW POLL  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST: The visit of Pope Francis to Cuba has dominated Spanish-language media in South Florida, with almost nonstop coverage and analysis. However, the incidents surrounding the visit have received less attention outside of South Florida, including the government’s arrest and prohibition to attend the Pope’s Mass to certain dissidents, as well as the suspension of visas  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, September 21, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s El Nuevo Herald opinion piece by Andres Oppenheimer discusses the upcoming visit of the Pope to the US and his recent attacks on capitalism, while Diario de las Americas editorial focuses on the improving relations between Cuba and the US on the baseball field. EL NUEVO HERALD: El Papa y el  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, September 18, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH: Happy Friday! Like we expected, reactions to the second GOP debate dominated the airwaves with both Republican and Democratic political analysts weighing in on Spanish-language radio and TV shows. Not surprisingly, CNN reportedly broke all-time network ratings records with Wednesday’s debate. Nielsen estimated that around 23.1 million people in the US watched the GOP primary debate. REPUBLICAN DEBATE RECAP: Local political  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, September 17, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH: The second debate. The anticipation was felt all day on Spanish-language radio and TV. Finally, the hour arrived and the candidates appeared. We leave you with some takeaways from the debate and will bring you more coverage tomorrow: Carly Fiorina once again was assertive and took on Trump (and Gov. Christie) directly; Governor Jeb  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, September 15, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH: The GOP debate today and recent polls putting Donald Trump and Ben Carson ahead of the Republican field in Florida. We will be careful not to let too much Spanish sneak in… we hear some candidates don’t like it! MAYOR LEVINE ON MIAMI BEACH ISSUES: Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine discussed several  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH: Polls and the Pope. Yesterday, Spanish-language media in South Florida focused on Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the latest poll numbers prior to the GOP debate this coming Wednesday. CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE: Congressman Carlos Curbelo joined Bernadette Pardo on “Pedaleando con Bernie” on Radio Mambi 710AM, to give listeners an update of some relevant  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Monday, September 14, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s Diario de las Americas editorial discusses the recent sentence handed down to Leopoldo Lopez for opposing the Venezuelan government, while El Nuevo Herald featured a guest column from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Hispanic Heritage month. EL NUEVO HERALD: Celebración de la herencia Hispana / In celebration of Hispanic heritage Former  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, September 11, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH: Today is September 11th. A moment of silence will be observed at 08:46 this morning, while flags across our nation will fly at half-staff in honor of Patriot Day. We ask our readers to please join in the moment of silence and reflection at that time, as we pay tribute to the lives lost that day.  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, September 10, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH: South Florida Hispanic media focused on the Iran Deal, with several members of South Florida’s Congressional delegation taking sides on the issue. IRAN DEAL, GOP CRITICISM & CLINTON’S EMAILS: Jose Alfonso Almora discussed the latest political news with Democratic Consultant Freddy Balsera on “A esta hora con Almora” on WQBA 1140AM. Almora mentioned former  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH: Commissioner Francis Suarez reelection announcement was yesterday’s trending topic. His appearances on radio and TV focused on two issues he has been focusing over the past few months: improving public transportation in Miami-Dade and increasing the number of police officers in the City Police Department. COMMISSIONER SUAREZ’S MEDIA BLITZ: City  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, September 8, 2015

TRENDING TOPICS THIS WEEKEND: This weekend’s columns and editorials in Spanish-language newspapers focused on two separate issues facing South Florida: Diario de las Americas focused on the impact that a new drug called Flakka is having in Broward and Miami-Dade, while a column from Jorge Ramos highlights the impact that global warming can have on coastal  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Friday, September 4, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD: Happy Friday! Yesterday, Governor Bush’s campaign unveiled an extensive list of supporters in Miami-Dade County. We leave you with some reactions to the announcement. We hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend and gets an opportunity to watch some college football (Florida State plays Saturday at 8 pm, in case you  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Thursday, September 3, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND: Vice President Joe Biden in Miami. We can’t remember the last time that a Vice-president visited Miami and caused so much commotion. Whether Biden decides to run for the Democratic nomination remains to be seen, but in Miami yesterday he was the talk of the town. We will have reaction  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Wednesday, September 2, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST: When it comes to the 2016 presidential race, if Spanish-language media in South Florida is not talking about Trump, it is talking about the polls in the GOP race. MORE POLLS: Democratic Pollster Fernand Amandi and Hispanic Outreach Director for the Jeb Bush Campaign Jose Mallea, joined Roberto Rodriguez-Tejera on “Contacto Directo” on Actualidad 1020AM, to  
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¿Qué Pasa, LSNC? – Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TRENDING TOPIC FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST: Immigration. From Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and building a wall across our southern border with Mexico, to Scott Walker’s statement that we may need a border wall with Canada, we thought we had heard it all. Well, not quite. Now, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has his own plan to  
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