Patricia Mazzei - Miami Herald Writer

Miami Herald Writer

Patricia Mazzei is the political writer for the Miami Herald. She joined the newspaper in 2007 after graduating from the University of Miami. Her previous beats include congressional and state legislative politics, Miami-Dade County Hall, Miami City Hall and Broward County public schools. Born and raised in Venezuela, she is fluent in Spanish. (305) 376‑3350

  1. Elizabeth Stout, 17, works on the Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolâ\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0080\u009A\u0084¢s yearbook, in Parkland, Fla., March 8, 2018. Like many other yearbook staff, Stout, the co-editor in chief, hesitated at first about how to memorialize the tragedy. â\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0089\u0088\u0093I thought itâ\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0080\u009A\u0084¢d be too much,â\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308¬\u009D she said. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times) XNYT20
  2. Ismael Freytes, 69, removes muddy debris as he tries to clean out his house in Arecibo, where the local river poured into the streets after Hurricane Maria. [CARL JUSTE?| Miami Herald]
  3. Motorists head north of Key Largo on US 1, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.  Keys officials announced a mandatory evacuation Wednesday for visitors, with residents being told to leave the next day. [Associated Press]
  4. Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to summarily end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, an Obama-era program that protects immigrants brought into the country illegally as children from deportation. [AP Photo | Lynne Sladky]
  5. Trujillo and Trump
  6. Then-candidate Donald Trump received a classic linen guayabera last September from Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo.
  7. Taddeo's invite
  8. Venezuelan exile Maria Eugenia Tovar holds a photo of her daughter, who was killed in 2014, and talks about her loss as Vice President Mike Pence, right, listens through the help of a translator. Vice President Pence held a roundtable with many Venezuelan exiles - former candidates and officials prior to giving his remarks on the Venezuelan crisis at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doral on Wednesday.
  9. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami.
  10. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Miami’s Venezuelan enclave of Doral on Tuesday.
  11. Aug. 21, 2017• Archive
  12. Aug. 21, 2017• Breaking News
    Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.
  13. enezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, left, leaves the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring.
  14. Jack Latvala
  15. Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Sen. Marco Rubio, pictured here in 2016, were among the Republicans to denounce President Donald Trumpâ??s insistence that â??both sidesâ? were to blame for violence in Charlottesville
  16. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, has been an outspoken critic of the government in Venezuela.
  17. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. [Associated Press]
  18. Another White House photo op
  19. Taddeo
  20. Matt Haggman