Daniel Rivero


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Daniel Rivero is a reporter and producer for WLRN covering urban issues, including immigration and voting rights. Before joining the team, he was an investigative reporter and producer on the television series "The Naked Truth," and a digital reporter for Fusion.His work has won honors of the Murrow Awards, Sunshine State Awards, and Green Eyeshade Awards. He has also been nominated for a Livingston Award and a GLAAD Award on reporting on the background of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's tenure as Attorney General of Oklahoma and on the Orlando nightclub shooting, respectively.Daniel was born on the outskirts of Washington, DC, to Cuban parents and moved to Miami 20 years ago. He learned to walk with a Wiffle ball bat and has been a skateboarder since age 10. 

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After Florida passes laws to limit Chinese influence in higher ed, this university is cutting its ties with China

Florida International University has cut ties with multiple Chinese academic partners and ended successful dual programs it’s operated in China for years. Officially, the move is to comply with a state law that limits public agencies having a relationship with seven “countries of concern.” University trustees remain tight-lipped about the decision, but WLRN’s Danny Rivero reports that these university programs appear to be victims of anti-Chinese rhetoric in Florida.

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Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo


Latino teen hopes the Republican Party can reform itself

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Jacob Cuenca of Homestead, Florida, has been daunted by the political campaigns over the past year plus current events. He says he's disappointed with President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus, and he recently switched his vote to Democratic ch

Trump’s pandemic response convinced this Latino Republican to back Biden  

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Jacob Cuenca, 18, a registered Republican, poses outside his home in Homestead, Florida, on May 21, 2020.

The pandemic upended this Latino teen’s senior year. Now it’s upended his politics.

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Jacob Cuenca, 18, is a registered Republican with misgivings about voting for US President Donald Trump in November.

Trump’s pandemic response has this conservative Latino teen voter considering Biden

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Jacob Cuenca, an 18-year-old registered Republican, planned to cast his first-ever vote for President Donald Trump in this November’s election. But the president’s missteps during the coronavirus pandemic are driving Cuenca to consider former Vice President Joe Biden instead.