Greg Allen

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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

Friday, June 05, 2015

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.


Florida Lawmakers Convene Special Session To Wrangle Budget Issues

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Republicans who control the Governor's mansion and both chambers of the state legislature are at an impasse over the issue of health care and whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.


10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Monday, June 01, 2015

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.


Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.


Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.


Violinist Federico Britos Returns To The Hot Club

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Though the 76-year-old Uruguayan violinist has played with many of the top jazz artists in the U.S. and Latin America, he's not as well-known as he should be.


Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That may deter employers, which would further hurt the territory's weak economy.


Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.


In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.


Lowering A City's Homeless Population — By Forcing The Homeless Out

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Officials in Hollywood, Fla., have long battled a controversial homeless advocate. Now they've bought his shelter — and made a deal for him and the homeless people who stayed there to go elsewhere.


SeaWorld Ads Counter Criticism Over Treatment Of Whales

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SeaWorld has a new CEO and a new advertising campaign touting its care of killer whales. At the same time, a former orca trainer at the theme park has written a book criticizing his former employer.


'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.


Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.


How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.


Razing Liberty: Miami's Gambit To Fix A Crime-Plagued Neighborhood

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Liberty Square, in the heart of one of Miami's most crime-ridden areas, will be demolished. Residents, who will be relocated to new public housing, like the plan, but worry about the followthrough.


Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."


Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.


More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List

Monday, March 09, 2015

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, federal officials are taking aim at boa constrictors and 4 species of anacondas. Breeders and retailers are hissing mad.


Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.


Solar Energy Advocates Find Unexpected Ally In Tea Party

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Florida is one of several states where the Tea Party has embraced a new cause: solar energy. Tea Party groups are teaming up with progressive organizations to open up the solar energy industry. It's an unusual coalition and puts them at odds in some states with another conservative grassroots organization, the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.