Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times

Patricia Mazzei

The New York Times

Miami, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Patricia:

Florida Flies 2 Planeloads of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

The moneyed summer resort became an unlikely arena in the fight over illegal immigration. Republican states have bused thousands of migrants to New York and Washington. → Read More

Maggy Hurchalla, Formidable Florida Environmentalist, Dies at 81

She fought to protect the wilderness she loved, tangling with developers. One case led to a $4.4 million judgment against her. → Read More

Miami Will Fire Police Chief Who Likened Leaders to Cuban Dictators

The city manager decided to fire Chief Art Acevedo less than a year after announcing his high-profile hiring. → Read More

Miami’s Embattled Top Cop Compared City Leaders to Cuban Dictators

Chief Art Acevedo was a flashy hire when he arrived in Miami six months ago. Now his job is in peril after a series of clashes with city commissioners. → Read More

An appeals court allows Florida to continue its ban on school mask mandates for now.

The ruling reverses the decision of a lower court judge who had put the ban on hold and allowed the state’s largest school districts to require face coverings amid a deadly coronavirus surge. → Read More

‘Cyber Grave Robbers’ Accused of Stealing Identities of Surfside Condo Victims

Three people were charged with pilfering tens of thousands of dollars by obtaining credit in the names of seven residents of the Florida condo that collapsed. → Read More

Florida’s Democratic agricultural commissioner, Nikki Fried, announces her bid for governor.

Ms. Fried is hoping to emerge as the Democratic Party’s strongest candidate to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis, a popular Republican. → Read More

Live Updates: Florida Enacts Voting Restrictions; Texas Moves to Follow

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs Florida’s measure into law, allowing only Fox News access to the signing. The Texas House is debating one of the nation’s most sweeping voter bills. A senior State Department official said the U.S. could return to the Iran nuclear deal within weeks. → Read More

Crist Enters Race to Face DeSantis, With More Democrats Likely to Follow

Charlie Crist has an extensive political history in Florida and is widely known throughout the state. But his candidacy is not likely to deter other Democrats like Val Demings and Nikki Fried. → Read More

Indicted Matt Gaetz Associate Is Expected to Plead Guilty, Lawyers Say

The associate could cooperate with prosecutors, giving them information about Mr. Gaetz’s relationships that investigators are examining for possible sex trafficking violations. → Read More

Covid-19 Live Updates: Spring Breakers Defy Curfew in Miami Beach

New York finds its first case of a troubling variant first identified in Brazil. India battles a second wave centered around Mumbai, along with vaccine skepticism. → Read More

Florida FBI Shooting: 2 Agents Killed While Serving Warrant in Sunrise

Three other agents were injured in a shooting that occurred as agents were serving a warrant in Sunrise, west of Fort Lauderdale. Two of the agents have now been identified. → Read More

Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion. → Read More

Trump Returns to Palm Beach, Where His Support Is Shaky

If former President Donald J. Trump intends to live in South Florida full time, he is likely to encounter some friction. (Though his fans are thrilled.) → Read More

Covid-19 Live Updates: Virus Tightens Its Grip on Texas

The precarious situation in the state, which has seen more than 2.1 million cases and 32,000 deaths, is a threat to the gradual progress the United States is making in trying to flatten its curve. → Read More

Covid-19 Live Updates: Southwest Surge Helps Drive Record Death Toll in U.S.

The virus has recently claimed a life every eight minutes in Los Angeles County, as California and Arizona confront a growing caseload. A team from the World Health Organization arrived in China to study the source of the pandemic. → Read More

False News Targeting Latinos Trails the Election

Rampant falsehoods evolved online on Wednesday, intended to make Spanish speakers question the unfolding election results and believe that President Trump was being robbed of victory. → Read More

Brad Parscale, Ex-Campaign Manager for Trump, Is Hospitalized in Florida

The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale’s wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself. → Read More

Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump. → Read More

New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed. → Read More