Jim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour of Sunday’s “Facing South Florida” to explore the rise of misinformation and disinformation in Spanish language media locally, especially when it comes to Spanish language radio.

The issue really started coming to light in the run up to the 2020 election, but has taken on new life in recent weeks after the firing of Raul Martinez.

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The Democrat and former mayor of Hialeah who hosted a popular afternoon radio on the Spanish language station Caracol.

Radio Caracol was sold on April 5, and Martinez was abruptly fired two days later.

GUESTS:

Raul Martinez, former Hialeah Mayor

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Eduardo Gamarra, Florida International University professor

Jose Javier Rodriguez, former State Senator

Darren Soto, U.S. Representative-(D) Kissimmee

Marcell Felipe, attorney

Watch Part 1 in the video player above.

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Watch Part 2 in the video player below.

Jim DeFede