Miriam Valverde, Politifact staff writer

Miriam Valverde

Politifact staff writer

Miriam Valverde is a staff writer for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Bradenton Herald, The Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language publication, El Planeta. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a major in journalism and minor in business studies.

PolitiFact: Facebook meme makes false claims about benefits to immigrants who cross border illegally

The statement"If you cross the border illegally in the U.S., you get a driverís license, medical insurance, housing, career training, the right to...

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gillumís claim about DeSantisí $145,000 travel receipts

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis gestures as he debates Democrat Andrew Gillum, Wednesday at Broward College in Davie. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis asked each other for receipts during a Florida gubernatorial debate: DeSantis asked who paid for Gillumís...

PolitiFact: What we know about the caravan heading to the United States

Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Mapastepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. After a day of rest to honor a fellow traveler who died on the road on Monday, the march continues through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
President Donald Trump says the United States is under assault by some Central American countries because many of their citizens are trekking north in a caravan and seeking entry into the United...

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governorís debate between Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, left, speaks about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum during a CNN debate, Sunday in Tampa. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Florida voters got their first side-by-side look at the states top two candidates for governor Sunday. The differences between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum were abundant and..