Miami

In the eye of the storm

They say there are two types of people who run toward a disaster: firemen and reporters. And that’s exactly what Miami Herald Reporter David Ovalle did. As others across the city camped out in their offices waiting for hurricane Irma’s fury to abate so they could go home, he headed straight for the storm.

When his editor asked him if he was willing to leave his usual beat for a few days and cover the hurricane, he didn’t think twice.

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Miami Beach and corrupt Latin American politicians

Miami Beach and corrupt Latin American politicians

In recent years, Miami has earned itself an unsavory reputation as a haven for corrupt Latin American politicians. I reflected on this as I admired the view from the beautiful penthouse in which we stayed in Ocean Drive, Miami, and wrote about it in my creative non-fiction column for Guatemalan newspaper Soy502.

You can read the original text in Spanish by clicking on this link:

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The antidote to Miami's vice

The antidote to Miami's vice

A LOT of things are available in Miami. I took a short walk from the hotel and every kind of vice was on offer. Strip joints, video rooms, bong shops, hookah, bars, restaurants, clothes, jewellery. Whatever your pleasure. It's here. And more often than not it's accompanied by a giant picture and someone offering a special discount.

On first impressions, it doesn't seem like a well-behaved town. (Boston, for example, is a well-behaved town. The place is well-dressed, considerate, refined, with excellent table manners.)

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