Miami-Health: Its "Secret" World

A New Herald journalist wrote a suggestive articulate entitled "The Dark Paths of Medicine in Miami."

It appeared this weekend, signed by Rui Ferreira and it approached the existence of a dark environment in medicine in that town.

Ferreira begins his writing speaking about a clinic where several patients make line.

The line disappears and a bit later a long wait begins for those gathered there.

The first condition is to be examined by a doctor or a nurse that will have them take the mandatory assays.

Rui Ferreira writes that they would spend hours talking about how they arrived in the United States escaping from a miserable life “so perhaps later they would face an even worse future."

In such circumstance they found out to have the same characteristic, they are people without medical insurance or illegal immigrants.

The article also mentions a large amount of needed moving in the underground world of Miami and who, like every human being, also get sick.


It mentions the case of a Honduran woman, Mariana: "I have no choice. My employer doesn't pay us medical insurance. I work half time and my back hurts a lot."

It added that she visits that sanitary institution because their prices are cheaper.

Ferreira says that their owners take into account a low-revenue clientele forced to pay for the service.

It also notifies that the first visit costs 40 dollars, the second and third 25 and so forth.

The journalist from the Herald informs that the realization of several clinical analyses at once is more than 100 dollars.

What about the places for people who have medical insurance? It could be trice higher.

Rui Ferreira manifested that next to that underground industry there’s another one, the drug stores selling medications without prescription.

One of the main causes of everything exposed about what happens involving this issue in Miami?

The high price of health insurance imposed many to their inhabitants when the effects of economic crisis jump to the eye.

Statistics show that 21% of them don't have medical insurance, as well the fact that nobody knows how many of them are illegal and have no documents.

That’s how life goes by, for many, in the so called City of Sun.

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The last party for Posada Carriles in Miami?

Those who wondered what had happened with Posada Carriles after a State Department document labeled him as the likely “planner” of the Barbados crime must know now that apparently the notorious terrorist is still living the high life protected by his henchmen in Miami.

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Florida: A Racist Murderer at Large

It has just reappeared the policeman who more than three years ago murdered the black adolescent Travon Martin.  

The name of the former "voluntary" watchman is George Zimmerman, best known for the deep social shock triggered by that tragedy.

It is still branded in our minds, despite what happened, he was not arrested and he was only charged 44 days after the crime.

The latter, highlight observers, thanks to the political and media pressure unleashed by the death of the 17 year-old High School student.

What happened? By the end of February 2012 Travon Martin was walking back home under the rain wearing a sweater.

According to a recording revealed later, Zimmerman characterized him as somebody who was “drugged or was plotting something.”

He also declared that Travon hit him and threw to the ground before he shot him, that is, in self-defense.

His lawyer even said that the boy hit the head of his defendant against the ground.

With that grotesque backdrop, in July Zimmerman was acquitted from the accusation of having killed a black teenager.

Now this Tuesday, when a shooting was reported in Lake Mary, among the perpetrators he was included and was light wounded.

EFE remembered that a white tribunal granted him a “not guilty” verdict in the trial for the death of the young Afro-American Travon Martin.

According to authorities, in this week shooting two people were involved, one of them was Zimmerman.

According to the aforementioned Spanish news agency, since he was released he has strung "a rosary of incidents and accusations."

Among other, it added, a strong quarrel with his girlfriend and threats to a person.

It also highlighted that his case rekindled in the United States the debate on several hairy issues.

Like the use of firearms, racial relationships, and the law of personal defense, Stand your Ground, passed in 2005 in Florida by its republican governor Jeb Bush.

The legislation allows the use of lethal force if "reasonably believes he/she faces an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death."

A few days ago The New York Times remembered that today in the United States there are around a million and half of Afro-Americans "dead or in jail."

Specialist, Silvia Arana, commented that one out of six black men between ages 24-54 have disappeared from the North American society, due to premature death or imprisonment.

The United States displays a prison record in the world, because although they only have the fifth percent of the world’s population, they concentrate the 25 percent of the prison population.

It’s amid this scenario that the killing of Travon Martin, released by other racists, went back to his old self in the streets of Miami.

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Marco Rubio: His Thin Glass Roof

In an attempt to prevent more mud to fall on his backgrounds, he returned money aimed at his presidential campaign. Splattered by a filthy record, the Floridian senator reinstated collected funds for his uncertain electoral crusade of 2016. Motive? Because they exceed the limits formally authorized to deal in those kinds of shows.  

This was published on Tuesday by the website Miamidiario, remarking that the figure reaches about 23 000 dollars. Other 27 000, dedicated to the last primary elections for the Senate. They will be reclassified looking at the presidential elections. This amount of money responds to questions of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), after three-month financial statements presented during 2014.  

One of Rubio’s campaign officers, Lisa Lisker, responded to such charge: Neither his campaign committee (Marco Rubio for president), neither his Committee of Political Action (Rubio Victory) have seen excessive contributions or duplicated entrances. Almost by mid 2014 they warned the treasurer of Rubio’s campaign, Keith Davis that they had received "donations" above the established figure.  

Only one of them, in charge of Ned Lautenbach, was exceeded in 7600 dollars. Together with that, other notifications showed contributions that surpassed the 6 500 and 18 800 dollars between July and October of the same year.  

Treasurer Lisker defended his employer, Rubio, alleging that they had not received information from the FEC. “It was recently discovered while presentations of the committee were revised at the FEC website", Lisker wrote.  

Seemingly, he added, nobody examined the electoral data correspondents sent to the Commission until the Washington Post revealed excessive donations. In 2012, Treasurer Keith Davis came to an agreement with the FEC after it was revealed the acceptance of 210,173 dollars in contributions of that sort for the general elections in which Marco Rubio was elected senator.  

The Commission also rebuked his team since they didn’t return the illegal donations in the allotted time. In addition they were fined with an 8 000-dollar ticket and part payments to reduce similar errors in the future. It was in that framework that observers searched briefly on the life of the Floridian senator Marco Rubio.  

On June 19, 2012 he presented in U.S. cities his autobiography, "An American Son" Marc Caputo, a New Herald journalist, said then that it was a figure born in Miami of "exiled parents".  

However, on the following line he sweetened the statement by pointing, “son of immigrants”. The Washington Post denied the supposed exile after demonstrating that both parents left Havana bound to the United States in 1956, mainly for economic reasons. Later it was known that the story around that supposed heroism of his parents was fabricated in their son's office in the Capitol.  

But in his autobiography Rubio avoids all responsibility in the events and blames it on an employee who "by mistake" included it in his computer. On the High Chamber of the federal Congress he dared say: "I sometimes feel like I joined a theater company where each vote and each statement is calculated for its maximum political effect, instead of the public benefit".  

Even The Wall Street Journal advised him to avoid scandals like those he raised in Miami after using credit cards of the Republican Party to pay personal expenses. In his book An American Son he tries to justify: my clumsiness for accounting was really expensive.  

The press – he said – wielded the topic during my campaign to the federal Senate, when they suggested that I had stashed money from my committee of finances to purchase personal articles. “It was not true", "but I had helped to create the misunderstanding…" Rubio had an important collaborator, the Floridian representative for the municipality of Hialeah, Ralph Arza.

So racist that his boss was forced to take him transitorily out of scene for the hot comments of racism he made against a school official of Miami-Dade.

This was a sounded case of racism that black legislators of the territory threatened to boycott the ceremony where Marco Rubio would be invested as president of the House of Representatives of Florida.

Here it is on the nude the North American politics, this red-handed event show his intention of being candidate as head of the White House.

Thanks God, as a religious believer would say, without the most solid chances to achieve his goal.

Miami: Gorillas against Roberta Jacobson

Small groups anchored in Miami, like "Planted", Assembly of the Resistance and Democratic Governing, objected the allegedly invitation of the Undersecretary State.

Fanatics of Cuban origin rejected a supposed meeting there with the Undersecretary of State.

Jacobson as it’s known recently represented Washington during the first meeting in Havana to normalize diplomatic ties.

Mrs. Jacobson is in charge of Latin America and she is an official of "hard" mind.

According to the website Miami Diary she is in a tour through that town to meet with personal from the South Command of the United States, diplomats and others.

Her agenda also comprises, said the digital publication, talks with members of the American Cuban community.

The same source and other media remarked that "these encounters have not been confirmed by the Department of State."

However, the so-called “historical exile” of Cuban origin rejected any encounter with the undersecretary Jacobson.

Small groups anchored in Miami, like "Planted", Assembly of the Resistance and Democratic Governing, objected the allegedly invitation of the Undersecretary State.

Their argument? Not to approve the new politics towards Cuba that Obama announced last December 17.

The head of the weak Assembly of the Resistance, Orlando Gutierrez, formulated a clumsy and significant statement.

He began saying “I don't know much” of the meeting, and the only thing I will say it’s that the Resistance won’t go and neither I will.

There were also statements of journalist Ninoska Pérez Castellón, one of the most strident and grotesque voices of that "exile."  

Which was his contribution now? Assess the eventual meeting with the undersecretary of State as a simple damage control.

Earlier, Jacobson had offered three interviews to local media: Mega TV, Mira TV, and America TV, recorded on Tuesday.

Last week she appeared before the Congress in order to explain the plans to normalize the relationships with Cuba.

There she had apprehensive dialogues with three "ultra" legislators: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Marco Rubio, and Bob Menendez.

When Jacobson arrived in Miami this time she granted interviews to the Channel America Tevé and MiraTV, two television networks with audiences for the most part Cuban.

She defended that the bilateral dialogue is "worthwhile" with the purpose of taking the "freedom and human rights" to the Cuban town, a statement, by the way, drifting away from diplomacy.

She said in advance that the new talks will be this month and will approach the possibility to open an embassy in Havana "as quick as possible."

The objective of the United States is, said observers, to assure that their embassy operates "normally", equivalent to say that their diplomats travel to all parts of the country and speak with all the people.

EFE completed its true purpose when writing, "in reference to the domestic opposition".

The cards are slowly coming on the table like a foreseen chess war, not comprehensible to naives neither misinformed.

At the same time, and as another angle of the board, Miami spruces up to exhibit what’s left of its gorillas without muzzle.

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