Florida

Science, Tech & Environment

After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida

A nasty tropical disease that causes extreme joint pain and can leave sufferers unable to sit up for weeks has shown up in the US for the first time. Florida health officials say at least two cases of chikungunya appear to have been transmitted by local mosquitoes, and a reporter who's been covering the story says officials fear a wider outbreak.

Global Politics

Romney shifts on Latino issues in speech to national political conference

In Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reached out to Latino voters in an effort to win over their support, especially in crucial swing states. Romney, for the first time, signaled his willingness to confer legal status on illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age and earn a college degree.

Development & Education

For the first time in 50 years, a group of Cuban students just arrived in Florida carrying student visas

Miami has always been a hub for Cuban ex-pats. But recently, a group of students from the island just arrived in Florida carrying student visas. It marks the first academic trip of its kind since the revolution started 50 years ago. With the island loosening travel restrictions, programs like this are now emerging.