Category: Miami Herald

American air freshener for a tired revolution

Miami Herald By Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Back in Havana 11 years after leaving Cuba. The taxi’s radio was playing the pop song “It’s all coming back to me now’’ — and indeed it was. And then I noticed the air freshener in the car was a small […]

Andres Oppenheimer: China loans to Latin America causing alarm

Miami Herald Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences A new study showing that loans from China’s state-owned banks to Latin America rose by 71 percent last year is drawing alarm bells on both sides of the Pacific… Expert quote: “These are dollar-denominated debts. With commodity prices going down, economic growth going down, and their […]

Questions raised about toxic substances in the soil of two Coconut Grove parks

Miami Herald Donna Vorhees, School of Public Health When Miami officials announced toxic soil had been found at a popular park in the heart of Coconut Grove, a spot in the compact neighborhood where moms and nannies gathered daily, Dr. Gary Kramer’s phone began ringing… Expert quote: “Some sites have the potential for exposures. They […]

Carnival lowers financial outlook after Triumph, ‘Fun Ship’ ship issues

Miami Herald Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration The world’s largest cruise line continued to make waves Friday as more of its “Fun Ships” reported technical problems that drew widespread attention… Expert quote: “How long does it take before customers say they’re not doing this anymore? I think you’re going to see it unraveling. This […]

Obama administration reaffirms no healthcare support for undocumented immigrants

Miami Herald Alan Sager, School of Public Health After huge publicity in June sparked by President Barack Obama’s declaration that 800,000 young undocumented immigrants could remain and work in the United States, his administration quietly issued a rule this week declaring that these immigrants can’t benefit from the healthcare reform law… View article