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A mural with the words "Patria y Vida," or "Homeland and Life," a twist on the Cuban national motto, "Homeland or Death."

In Miami, Cuban American progressives promote civic engagement ahead of midterms

Miami progressives are trying to break the Republican grip on the state’s Latino voters by making cultural connections to Cubans in the US. 

In Miami, Cuban American progressives promote civic engagement ahead of midterms
In 2010, Noreen Dertinger finally spotted her first loon chick on Lake Kennebec. Unfortunately, it did not survive the year.

Mysterious drop in loon population prompts cross-border collaborations in North America

Mysterious drop in loon population prompts cross-border collaborations in North America
The Castillo de San Marcos, one of the major heritage sites in St. Augustine, Florida,

Rising sea levels along Florida's coast threaten to damage valuable archeological sites

Rising sea levels along Florida's coast threaten to damage valuable archeological sites
Residents stand amid their homes damaged by a gasoline truck that overturned and exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says
Farm workers wearing hats break up earth

Farmworkers who face extreme heat fear retaliation or deportation if they complain, says nurse

Farmworkers who face extreme heat fear retaliation or deportation if they complain, says nurse
A woman wearing a purple shirt is shown with her hands out stretched and shouting among a large crowd of people.

Protesters in Cuba are calling for the ‘end of the communist state,’ historian says

Lillian Guerra, who writes extensively on the politics of Cuba, has been following the protests from her home in Gainesville, Florida. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the significance of protests over the weekend.

Protesters in Cuba are calling for the ‘end of the communist state,’ historian says
A visit to this farm near Cali, Colombia, inspired Mauricio Zuñiga to become a coffee exporter.

Colombian Deportado Coffee's founder hopes to open a conversation about US immigration

Mauricio Zuñiga was deported to Colombia after living in Florida for four decades. Now, he exports specialty coffee to the United States. He hopes the name, Deportado Coffee, sparks conversations about the US immigration system.

Colombian Deportado Coffee's founder hopes to open a conversation about US immigration
Farmworkers wearing hats gather spinach from a field.

As temperatures heat up, farmworkers across the US push for more rights

Millions of farmworkers across the US work under inhumane climate conditions, and are now pushing for more protections.

As temperatures heat up, farmworkers across the US push for more rights
Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers

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

A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo
A nurse administers a shot to an elderly man wearing a white T-shirt and black pants at his home.

Dual citizens in Mexico seek vaccine options in the US as rollout lags

Mexico's vaccine rollout has been slow and cumbersome. Mexican residents with US citizenship, permanent residency or valid visas are starting to take matters into their own hands.

Dual citizens in Mexico seek vaccine options in the US as rollout lags
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  

Earlier in the year, Jacob Cuenca, 18, of Homestead, Florida, was excited to vote in his first presidential election. Now, underwhelmed by politics, he’s lost interest and switched his support to Biden. 

Trump’s pandemic response convinced this Latino Republican to back Biden  
A young person with glasses and wearing a floral shirt poses under a tree outside

This undecided Latinx voter wanted police and prison reform on the ballot

Neither of the main presidential candidates — incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden — speak directly to Ayuso's most pressing issue: getting rid of the prison system.

This undecided Latinx voter wanted police and prison reform on the ballot
Eight square-size pictures of young men and women appear over a white background.

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

VIDEO: Eight Latino first-time voters tell The World about their politics, priorities and concerns leading up to the November presidential election.

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth
A person wearing a finger sack points at an "I Voted" sticker after casting ballot for the upcoming presidential election as early voting begins in Houston, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020. 

Environmental groups work to mobilize Black and Latinx voters

Surveys suggest Black and Latinx voters, along with younger voters, are more likely than white voters to view the environment and climate as their top concerns. The League of Conservation Voters and other environmental groups aim to help mobilize these voters this November.

Environmental groups work to mobilize Black and Latinx voters
In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo supporters watch the program outside the venue where Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking, during the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

How Puerto Ricans in central Florida may decide the US election

Florida is a must-win state in the race for the White House this Nov. 3. Whether President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the state's 29 electoral votes could depend on a few hundred thousand Puerto Ricans in central Florida.

How Puerto Ricans in central Florida may decide the US election