Friday, November 16, 2018


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

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 vote."Viral image, Oct. 31 in a Facebook...
Published: 11/08/18
Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis gestures as he debates Democrat Andrew Gillum, Wednesday at Broward College in Davie. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)

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

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 ticket to a Hamilton show, and Gillum called out...
Updated one month ago
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)

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

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 States.People in the caravan have cited violence...
Updated one month ago
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)

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

Florida voters got their first side-by-side look at the stateís top two candidates for governor Sunday. The differences between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum were abundant and stark.The political attacks during the...
Updated one month ago
Bill Nelson, D-Fla., made the claim on the Senate floor on July 23.

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson claims detained immigrant parents charged $8/minute to call their children. Is it true?

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said the Trump administration reached a new low by charging detained immigrant parents high fees to call the children they were separated from at the border."The Trump administration has been charging detained...
Updated: 3 months ago