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President Martelly and Prime Minister Meet Diaspora in North Miami
South Florida

President Martelly and Prime Minister Meet Diaspora in North Miami

By Miami Herald Touting the importance of the country’s diaspora, Haitian President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe brought their traveling government town hall to Haiti’s 11th department Saturday, 700 miles north of the Caribbean island to a high school auditorium. Hundreds of Haitian Americans, from activists to professionals to minimum wage workers, filed…

Miami Mayor’s Partner Guilty of Mortgage Fraud
South Florida

Miami Mayor’s Partner Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

MIAMI — The business partner of North Miami’s suspended mayor has pleaded guilty in an $11 million mortgage fraud case in which the mayor also has been charged. Karl Oreste of Miramar pleaded guilty last week to a wire fraud conspiracy charge involving a financial institution. The charge carries a maximum 30-year prison sentence. Court…

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