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Kirk Nielsen


Since moving to Miami in 1995, Kirk Nielsen has chronicled the deeds and misdeeds of politicians, government officials, and other powerful personae in Florida, Cuba, and beyond. Through the lenses of the Latino electorate, he has tracked presidential and congressional politics for Poder, Hispanic, Miller-McCune Magazine, Salon, the Village Voice, and the online newsletter CandidatoUSA. His articles have also appeared inThe Progressive. He was a staff writer for Miami New Times from 1997 to 2005. Kirk.Nielsen1@gmail.com


While government agencies wage their endless campaign in the wilds, a volunteer army tackles the problem closer to fence and roof

A die-hard dialoguero pushes for more people-to-people contact—in the U.S. House of Representatives

A push by home builders to reclassify the endangered wood stork serves only to highlight South Florida’s ongoing wetlands crisis

Ask not what your public hospitals can do for you, but whether you have enough hospital days left for a life-saving procedure

Twenty years since Denmark became the king of wind power, Florida’s clean energy story remains a tale of woe