Steven Dudley

Popular Stories

Latest Stories

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    For the past couple of years developers, contractors, engineers, concrete companies, and road builders have been flooding into South Miami-Dade. The hundreds of homes they've built have sold quickly. Thousands of new residents have moved in, and t...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Steve Shiver is not accustomed to sitting on the sidelines. He occupied the spotlight as a Homestead City Council member, Homestead mayor, and Miami-Dade County manager before exiting life as a public servant last June, following a flap over the c...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    WEB EXTRA DOCUMENTS AT END OF STORY Mario Barcia turned the television set off just after the Marlins won game five of the World Series. He'd been playing flag football with his friends that night, and he had a long day ahead of him. He was tired ...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Joaquin Perez steps gingerly from an SUV onto a red dirt soccer pitch. A dozen shacks surround the field. Behind a makeshift goal a man and a woman putter about their small wooden home. Children kick around empty Pepsi bottles and plastic bags lit...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Miami is known for its combustible mix of people from all points on the sociopolitical spectrum. At Home Depot the wealthy former somocista bumps into the Sandinista commander who appropriated his Managua mansion. The retired Medellín cocai...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Andean Region On the great-grandfather clock of time, 500 years is about a second. And in that second, European mestizos have managed to plunder this region of nearly all its mineral wealth, subjugate the Indian populations, and force on them West...