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Con man in ‘grandma scam’ pleads guilty in Miami

A Canadian con man who specialized in a “grandma scam” that tricked elderly victims into turning over hundreds of thousands of dollars to him and his South Florida accomplices has pleaded guilty and faces several years in prison at his sentencing this spring.

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Flashback Miami

Pan American Airlines

On Oct. 28, 1927, a small wood-and-fabric plane rolled down a dirt runway in Key West, lifted off and headed for Havana to make the first scheduled international flight of a U.S. airline. It was made by a fledgling firm called Pan American Airways. Though it would later be based in New York City, its links to South Florida were strong, and its presence boosted the world's awareness of Miami.

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Andres Oppenheimer

Andres Oppenheimer: Obama’s TPP may reshape world trade

The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries have signed the world’s biggest trade and investment agreement

President Obama did not attend the signing to prevent it from becoming a key issue in a U.S. election year

The TPP will increase Latin America’s virtual partition between export-oriented countries and closed economies

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Quieter, smaller Guantánamo as debate rages on prison’s fate

The military restored limited access to the prison after a four-month blackout

The military said during 1-day tour that the mood is calm, detainee discipline problems are down

Medical staff assigned to the 2,000-strong prison staff outnumber the last 91 war-on-terror captives

Cuban colonel meets in Miami with U.S. officials

Representatives of both governments agreed to “formalize” exchanges on immigration

They met in USCIS office in Miami

Members of Congress met with Obama administration officials to discuss Cuban migration crisis

Quieter, smaller Guantánamo as debate rages on prison’s fate

The military restored limited access to the prison after a four-month blackout

The military said during 1-day tour that the mood is calm, detainee discipline problems are down

Medical staff assigned to the 2,000-strong prison staff outnumber the last 91 war-on-terror captives

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