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Trails for Miami runners (Source: AP)

Overseas Tourists Flocking To Florida; Spending Is Up

Strong economies, especially in Latin America, led overseas tourists to flock to Florida in recent months.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012

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Something Extra: The Nicest Neighborhoods

If you’re thinking of moving, you may want to go to Australia or Canada.

CBS4–08/15/2012

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Something Extra: Happiest Countries

How good is life in the U.S.? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s second Better Life Index says pretty good.

CBS4–05/22/2012

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PortMiami & Miami Int’l Airport Saw More Travelers, Cargo Last Year

Two major South Florida thoroughfares are celebrating an uptick in travel and goods.

CBS4–02/15/2012

Patients going to other countries are learning the hard way that their bodies are paying the price in exchange for saving money on breast implants. (CBS4)

Docs Warn Of Complications From Cheap International Breast Implants

Every year, thousands of women fly from South Florida, out of the country, especially to South America, to get a boob job. They take the trip because the surgery is significantly cheaper outside the United States.

CBS4–01/24/2012

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Miami Condos Get A Makeover For Foreign Buyers

A few years ago economists were predicting it would take a decade to move all the condos built during the boom in Downtown Miami.

CBS4–11/03/2011

(Source: Food For The Poor/Benjamin Rusnak) Runners launch off the starting line at Food For The Poor's "5K Walk/Run" in Quiet Waters Park Saturday Sept. 24 in Deerfield Beach.

Walkers, Runners Hit The Pavement For The Hungry

Hundreds of walkers and runners waited at dawn Saturday for the bark of the starter’s pistol so they could do their part to raise money to help feed the homeless of Latin America.

09/24/2011

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General Warns U.S. About Latin America

The head of the U.S. Southern Command, based in Miami, said the United States has to recognize an increasing threat from transnational criminal groups that have taken refuge across much of Latin America.

CBS4–05/06/2011

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Haiti Cholera Strain Traced Back to Asia

The strain of cholera that is devastating parts of Haiti has been traced back to a strain found in South Asia, The Los Angeles Times is reporting.

CBS4–12/10/2010

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Cuban Slang Term Stirs Curse Controversy

It’s a word you’ve probably heard around South Florida whether you speak Spanish or not, and in local Hispanic culture, it’s considered a mild epithet, like ‘hell’ or ‘damn’. But in other parts of the country, the same word is considered vulgar, offensive, and has even sparked a court battle.

CBS4–12/03/2010

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