Greg Allen

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Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.


How Obama's Proposals Are Playing Out At Gun Shows

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hundreds of people were lined up when the gun show opened at the fairgrounds in Miami. It was mostly men, but there were quite a few women and even some kids. Winter is a busy time for gun sales in Florida. But this gun show was busier than usual.

Even ...


How Florida's New District Maps Could Give Democrats An Edge

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Republicans control the reins of power in Florida, but Democrats think the new maps will help them unseat some GOP incumbents both in Congress and in the state Legislature.


Puerto Rico Calls On Congress For Help In Billion Dollar Debt Crisis

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Puerto Rico has a billion dollars in debt payments due January 1 and the U.S. territory's governor says the island may default. If forced to choose between making debt payments or pay...


Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

One consequence of improved relations is that Cubans believe it will soon be harder to immigrate to the U.S. This year has seen the largest influx of Cubans in more than two decades.


Marco Rubio's Political Roots Began Where He Grew Up, West Miami

Friday, December 25, 2015

One way to get to know the presidential candidates is to look at the people and places that helped shape them. (This piece initially aired on June 22, 2015 on All Things Considered.)


Why Miami Cubans Roast Christmas Pigs In A 'China Box'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

La caja China is a device inspired by Chinese rail workers in Cuba. And in Miami, it has become the de rigueur way to cook the traditional Noche Buena pig roast. Only in America.


Little Florida Bank Goes Where Behemoths Fear To Tread: Cuba

Friday, December 18, 2015

Middlemen, messy currencies and questions galore allude to the price of banking in Cuba — but that's not stopping Stonegate, the first to offer customers a debit card they can use across the strait.


Environmentalists Sound Alarm On Proposed Drilling Near Florida Everglades

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The National Park Service is weighing a Texas company's proposal to do seismic oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve, but some worry it will open the door for fracking in the Everglades.


How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

Friday, November 27, 2015

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.


Safety Investigators Say They Can't Find El Faro's Data Recorder

Monday, November 16, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its search of the wreckage of the El Faro, without finding the ship's voyage data recorder. The 790-foot container ship with 33 crew members aboard sank off the Bahamas on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin.

Using specialized sonar equipment, the U.S. Navy ship ...


SeaWorld Reinvents Itself In Face Of Growing 'Blackfish' Scrutiny

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Facing continued pressure from activists and lawmakers over its shows featuring captive killer whales, SeaWorld is addressing its problems by putting an emphasis on conservation and education.


Scientists Work With Cuba To Bring Lost Orchids Back To Florida State Park

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve is home to more than 40 native species of orchids; many more were lost to poaching and habitat destruction. Some of those blooms can still be found in Cuba and may return.


As GOP Hopeful Rubio Rises, So Does Scrutiny

Monday, November 09, 2015

Strong debate performances have strengthened Marco Rubio's presidential campaign. He released records that show he made personal charges to a state GOP credit card. But there are even...


Brazil's Economic Downturn Disrupts Development In Miami

Friday, November 06, 2015

Economic challenges in Brazil and other foreign countries — plus a strengthening U.S. dollar --are having an impact in Miami. Developers are seeing a decline in demand from internatio...


Florida Republicans Weigh In On Bush-Rubio Battle

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tried to jump-start his presidential bid in his home state Monday. In the campaign lately, he's been battling his political protege, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.


Keeping An Island Afloat: Obama's Plan To Aid Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The White House has unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 billion debt and ongoing economic crisis. But it needs approval by Congress, which has been reluctant to help the island.


Family Of 31-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Police Officer Demands Answers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Details are still emerging of a police shooting in Florida's Palm Beach County over the weekend, which left 31-year-old Corey Jones dead. Jones was shot by an undercover police officer on a highway.


Puerto Ricans Vow To Have A Bigger Voice In 2016 Election

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Puerto Rican leaders gathered in Orlando, Fla., in an effort to begin building the political clout of the nation's second-largest Hispanic group.


Who 'Owns' The Beach? In Daytona, Cars, Turtles And Hotels Duke It Out

Saturday, October 17, 2015

White sand, waves, water and cars?

People have been driving on the hard-packed sand of Daytona Beach for more than a century. Races were held on the beach until they were moved to the Daytona International Speedway in 1959.

After the racers left, cars and trucks continued to cruise on ...