The winning piece focused on Miami-Dade’s cardboard collectors, who earn their living by breaking down each piece of cardboard by hand, with no guaranteed income or labor protections.
Initially, it was thought that a portable burner caused the flames on the day of the accident. The firefighters did not confirm this hypothesis, but it wasn’t ruled out either. Another report estimated $1 million in property damage.
The compound of eight housing units located in Wellington, Palm Beach, is worth over $3 million, Itempnews found. Still another home was sold in October 2019 for $1.1 million, according to county property records. Former Venezuelan National Treasurer admitted that he received over US$1 billion in bribes.
Justice Department records obtained by Itempnews show a broad look at the $300 million-plus haul that Hugo Chavez's former bodyguard began turning over the same day U.S. prosecutors charged him with $1 billion in money laundering.
South Florida, especially the Miami area, is experiencing a "boom" of new residents arriving from many parts of the country. This has had a major impact on the local drug market. The DEA warns that the cartels are fighting for new places to respond to this demand during the opiate epidemic that is sweeping the state.
In the past two years the state accumulates the highest number of new HIV-positive diagnoses of any state in the United States. From 2015 to 2019 some 35 babies acquired the virus through the mother's womb, also one of the highest rates in the country. Now cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have increased.
The White House estimates that Florida could receive $16.5 billion in infrastructure investments alone. Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm is confident that the sunshine state will be able to leverage solar energy for domestic and national consumption with billions in investment.