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1983 Pulitizer Prize award to The Herald for editorials on Haitian refugees
The Miami Herald was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for distinguished editorial writing for a series of editorials condemning the U.S. government's discriminatory imprisonment of Haitian refugees at the Krome Avenue detention center. The editorials, written by members of The Herald's editorial board and published throughout 1982, spoke for the plight of hundreds of newly arrived Haitians who were being held behind barbed wire and chain fences at the barren West Dade camp.
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Francois Duvalier, "Papa Doc" dictator of Haiti
Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, was the president of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He was elected president in 1957 on a populist platform. He ruled with a rural militia known as the Tonton Macoute, and the use of a personality cult and voodoo. He took the title of President for Life in 1964. At his death he was succeeded by his son, Jean-Claude, who was nicknamed "Baby Doc."
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Bush vs. Gore: The Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board
When a national election of 100 million votes comes down to a spread of 537 in Florida, the tiniest influences can become historic turning points. The three members of the Dade canvassing board -- Elections Supervisor David Leahy and County Judges Lawrence D. King and Myriam Lehr -- voted on Nov. 22 to stop counting thousands of disputed ballots after deciding it could not complete the job by the Nov. 26 deadline set by the Florida Supreme Court.
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera, lieutenant governor of Florida
Florida Governor Rick Scott introduced the state's new lieutenant governor Jan. 14, 2014.
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A selection of articles in The Miami Herald related to tribal gambling casinos.
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Troubled nursing homes drew attention in 1998
Three South Florida nursing homes run by the troubled Chartwell Corp. were sold in 1998 amid appeals for improvements.
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The Never Quit Challenge, 2013
Veterans show they'll never quit. They're riding jet skis to New York to raise awareness of vets' issues. The six-team challenge began in Key West.
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Homelessness: Miami's shadow city
Although their numbers have shrunk, South Florida's homeless remain a visible and vulnerable city unto themselves. These men, women and children often are afflicted by a combination of drugs, alcohol, poverty and mental illness. The chronic ones routinely refuse shelter, usually because of addictions or because they have grown accustomed to being off the grid. The luckier ones, like Tyrone Odom, find solace in spirituality and safe shelter in places like the Miami Rescue Mission.
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Nelson Mandela visited Miami in 1990 to controversy
Elected officials turned their backs on him because of his attitude toward Fidel Castro, but Nelson Mandela was cheered by ordinary citizens when he visited Miami in June, 1990. The welcome paled in comparison to the enthusiastic greeting the foe of apartheid in South Africa had received in New York City.