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2003 Stories by Tristram Korten

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  • Timoney's Urban Warfare

    published December 25, 2003

    Have you noticed that our brash new police chief has been getting more and more surly as complaints over his handling of the Free Trade Area of... More >>

  • Doctors and Deadbeats

    published December 18, 2003

    Earlier this year we learned how Miami-Dade's taxpayer-funded Public Health Trust incurred a $2.6 million loss after breaking its own rules. An... More >>

  • Pick Your Reality

    published December 4, 2003

    The first-round bell has rung in the contest to define what happened at the FTAA protests two weeks ago. In one corner is officialdom, where Miami... More >>

  • Now Entering Fort Miami

    published November 27, 2003

    From the moment they fired the first concussion grenade, it was clear that police controlled the streets during last week's FTAA protests.... More >>

  • FTAA: Survival Guides

    published November 13, 2003

    Miami is known for its combustible mix of people from all points on the sociopolitical spectrum. At Home Depot the wealthy former somocista... More >>

  • All Around the Neighborhood

    published November 13, 2003

    Andean Region On the great-grandfather clock of time, 500 years is about a second. And in that second, European mestizos have... More >>

  • Q. Is It Free Trade Or Fair Trade ?

    published November 13, 2003

    The story of the Free Trade Area of the Americas began -- and may well end -- in Miami. At the Summit of the Americas held here in December 1994,... More >>

  • Fair Trade Hot Buttons

    published November 13, 2003

    Market Access This issue puts the "free" in free trade by tearing down the barriers between nations and letting goods flow unfettered... More >>

  • NAFTA: Saint or Sinner ?

    published November 13, 2003

    The North American Free Trade Agreement among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is nearly a decade old, long enough for its record to be examined by... More >>

  • Crime and Water Balloons

    published November 6, 2003

    It is not comforting to watch our elected officials squirm in fear, and make no mistake -- the Miami City Commission is scared right now. Johnny... More >>

  • Power to the Pudge!

    published October 23, 2003

    As of press time, the World Series is tied at 1-1. No matter what happens, it's clear the Marlins have had their best year since they won the 1997... More >>

  • Just Friends

    published October 9, 2003

    It's no secret that Hector Pesquera, special agent in charge of the FBI's South Florida operations, is friends with convicted felon Camilo... More >>

  • Preservation of the Ruling Class

    published October 2, 2003

    Victor Monzon-Aguirre this past July pleaded guilty to forgery, fraud, and providing a false notary for his part in a scam in which a company he... More >>

  • This Just In ...

    published September 25, 2003

    I wasn't going to say anything. Who wants to spoil a birthday party, even if it's the Herald's ballyhooed 100th anniversary? No, I was just... More >>

  • Meet Us in Miami

    published September 11, 2003

    The topic of the weekend gathering at Pittsburgh's Thomas Merton Center two weeks ago was the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Miami this... More >>

  • Closed Case, Open Questions

    published September 4, 2003

    For those frustrated with the chronic dysfunction of our school district, television images this past April offered a tantalizing promise of... More >>

  • One More Deep Dive

    published August 21, 2003

    The water is flat and calm behind Pipin Ferreras's home in North Bay Village as we load snorkeling gear into his boat, Olokun III. But by... More >>

  • The Timoney School of Crowd Control

    published August 14, 2003

    A year after 1999's boisterous World Trade Organization talks in Seattle, where protesters surprised police with their numbers and violence that... More >>

  • Not Exactly Mister Popularity

    published August 7, 2003

    I was surprised to learn last week that Ed Guevara, head of the newly formed Transportation Security Administration at Miami International... More >>

  • Street Takes a Detour

    published July 31, 2003

    In 1999, when the Miami Herald Publishing Company launched the free weekly they called Street Miami, it was promoted as an "entertainment... More >>

  • Case Closed

    published July 24, 2003

    When Sgt. Walter Clark strutted the stone-cold halls of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, the keys clinked a little louder on his... More >>

  • Rumors Flying Like Bullets

    published July 24, 2003

    For more than a year the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been investigating four high-level Miami police officers suspected of stealing... More >>

  • Big Mouth, Big Trouble

    published July 17, 2003

    The NAACP's national convention this past week in Miami Beach was a big deal. It's an honor that such a prestigious national organization chose us... More >>

  • Jailhouse Squawk

    published June 26, 2003

    Joe Martinez is picking quite a fight. The District 11 county commissioner recently asked Miami-Dade's manager to study the possibility of merging... More >>

  • Firefighters Feel the Heat

    published June 19, 2003

    Things are heating up at the Miami firefighters' union. The boys there are hot under the collar because of a recent column I wrote. Let's just say... More >>

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