Christina Vazquez, WPLG Local 10 News

Christina Vazquez

WPLG Local 10 News

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Christina:

Jury can see Parkland shooter’s Instagram, judge says

Jurors in the upcoming death penalty trial for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to see his Instagram posts, a judge ruled Monday. → Read More

Billionaire leads ‘Wall Street of the South’ migration to Miami-Dade County

Billionaire Carl Icahn’s move signals a shift for South Florida that’s been thriving during the pandemic. → Read More

Need for aid to prevent suffering continues in South Florida

Small business owners in South Florida continue to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic. For years, Zak Stern’s bread has had continuous demand from restaurants. His Zak the Baker pastries are well known. He has amassed a loyal clientele at his Wynwood location. → Read More

Miami-Dade approves more coronavirus relief money for cities. They say it’s not enough.

Miami-Dade commissioners passed a motion Tuesday for a new allocation for the county’s 34 cities: $100 million in CARES Act funds. → Read More

Relaxed but ready: Boynton Beach businesses prepare for Hurricane Isaias’ impact

As South Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Isaias, residents and business owners in Boynton Beach are taking caution. → Read More

Coronavirus in Miami-Dade: Contact tracing failures and talk of how to spend federal money

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber wrote in a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis that a large part of the blame for the county’s case surge and mounting pressure on ICU beds was an unprepared and understaffed contact tracing operation. → Read More

Hurricane preparedness teams have challenges in the New Normal

Hurricane preparedness is even more challenging in South Florida this year because of the pandemic, according to emergency managers. → Read More

Miami increases penalties for not wearing a face mask

Miami on Wednesday boosted the penalties for people caught not wearing facial coverings in public. The first offense is a $50 fine, second offense is $100, third is $500 and any additional offenses comes with an arrest/notice to appear. → Read More

South Beach instituting new 8 p.m. curfew starting Saturday

Miami Beach's entertainment district has a new 8 p.m. curfew. → Read More

Miami setting up ‘COVID isolation’ hotels, hotel rooms

Hotels being transformed into "isolation centers" to help stop the communal spread of COVID-19 in families with many generations living under one roof. → Read More

Hialeah mayor left out of DeSantis coronavirus roundtable, calls it ‘a lack of respect'

A quick glance around the room at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ roundtable with Miami-Dade County mayors on Tuesday showed a glaring omission.Not present: Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. → Read More

How to get a job as a contact tracer in Florida

If you’re interested in a job as a contact tracer, a critical role during the coronavirus pandemic, the Florida Department of Health has postings available at, and → Read More

Miami-Dade closing restaurants amid coronavirus spike

Miami-Dade County is closing restaurants — with the exception of delivery and takeout services — and gyms as a result of the spike in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

President Trump should wear a mask if he comes to Miami-Dade, mayor says

Donald Trump should wear a face mask when he comes to Miami for a presidential debate this fall, if the current county rules are still in effect, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says. → Read More

Masks are the key to avoiding another shutdown, Miami-Dade mayor says

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said face masks should be seen as “a symbol of respect” — and also the key to preventing another shutdown. → Read More

Miami-Dade commission talks closures and Jackson halts elective surgery as county hits 1,000 deaths

Miami-Dade leaders are wondering if surge teams are enough to battle the rising coronavirus numbers, and the county commission on Wednesday discussed whether some closures of nonessential businesses might be needed. → Read More

Beach shutdown for July 4 weekend causes some confusion

Esther Alonso-Luft says that as soon as she reopened Virginia Key Outdoor Center, there were customers eager to enjoy the beauty of Virginia Key. → Read More

DeSantis says age of Florida coronavirus patients is dropping

Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking at Florida International University at the end of a week of rising coronavirus cases, highlighted that the median age of patients being diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state is dropping. → Read More

Mayor: Increase in coronavirus hospitalizations ‘concerning’

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is expressing concern but resolve to keep the economy in its current phase of reopening as COVID-19 cases rise at a record rate once again. → Read More

Concern rising about coronavirus in South Dade farming community

A hot spot in the spike of new coronavirus cases in Florida involves farmworkers. It can be tough to stay socially distant in the fields, and now the state is about to start targeted testing of workers. → Read More