Monthly Archives: June 2016


Hispanic Chamber to Hold Vigil for Pulse Victims






The Hispanic community is expected to gather Friday evening at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando to honor the Pulse shooting victims in a Spanish-language vigil. About 73 percent of those killed at the nightclub were Latino, based on Hispanic surnames. Most  were Puerto Rican, the dominant […]


Father Refused to Claim Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victim 2 comments






All the Pulse nightclub shooting victims’ bodies have been released to next of kin. Even the shooter’s body has left the Orange County Medical Examiner’s building off Michigan Avenue, according to information released this week. “We effectively and efficiently completed the identification, notification and autopsy process within a 72-hour period […]


Patron Saints Say ‘Presente’ at Victims’ Memorials






  Under a  Sunday cloudy, gray sky and a drizzle of rain, visitors walked among the impromptu Pulse nightclub victims’ memorials at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando. Exactly a week after the massacre took place, visitors took in the shrines in silence: photos of the victims, teddy […]


Orlando on Edge after Massacre






When a fight broke out early Saturday afternoon at the Vineland Premium Outlets in south Orlando people thought they heard shots, panicked and ran for cover. One of them was my younger sister, who called my husband and daughter in a panic, thinking something bad was about to happen in Orlando […]