Mario Diaz-Balart

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned Down

Facing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.

07/17/2015

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Court Orders Redrawing Of 8 Congressional Districts

The state’s highest court has ordered that at least eight congressional districts be redrawn because they don’t meet the requirements that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party.

07/09/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida Republicans Call On Feds To Extend LIP Funding

A dozen Republicans in Florida’s congressional delegation sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama calling for continuation of the Low Income Pool health-funding program.

05/21/2015

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House GOP Bill Blocks New Air Flights, Cruise Ships To Cuba

House Republicans unveiled legislation to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.

04/28/2015

Pandemonium in Panama City when pro-Castro and anti-Castro groups clashed outside a hotel. (Source: La Estrella Panama)

Pro, Anti-Castro Groups Clash In Panama City

Pandemonium in Panama City when pro-Castro and anti-Castro groups clashed outside a hotel.

04/09/2015

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FIU Poll Shows Shifting Attitudes Among Cuban Americans

A poll by Florida International University shows shifting attitudes among Cuban Americans when asked about U.S. policy toward Cuba.

06/18/2014

April 24, 2014: "Tampa selfie w Mario & Tia Diaz Balart after emergency landing."  Photo by: Alberto M. Carvalho

Superintendent Back In Miami After Emergency Landing In Tampa

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho went back to work on in Miami Friday after he was on a plane that had to make an emergency landing Thursday night.

CBS Miami–04/25/2014

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Local Lawmakers Call For Sanctions Against Venezuelan Regime

As the violence worsens in Venezuela, several South Florida lawmakers have come out asking for sanctions to be imposed against the country’s socialist regime led by President Nicolas Maduro.

02/20/2014

National Association Of Sugar Mill Owners Of Cuba (Source: The Miami Herald)

Sugar Growers Assoc. Issues Statement On Fanjul Firestorm

A group of former Cuban sugar mill owners, who sought refuge in the U.S. after their lands and property were seized in the 1959 Cuban revolution, have entered fray after an interview earlier this month in which billionaire sugar baron Alfonso Fanjul spoke publicly for the first time about his thoughts on expanding his business into Cuba.

02/16/2014

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Agrees With Crist On Cuba

Last Friday night, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist called for an end to the Cuban embargo. While some GOP members immediately criticized Crist’s comments, the former governor’s opinion may be the prevailing opinion, according to new poll.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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