So we were just walking through Downtown Miami, scanning the sidewalk for cigarette butts when.... AAH ANIMAL LEG!
It was loosely wrapped in paper right outside the front entrance of this construction site on Northwest 3rd Street, just a block from the Miami Police headquarters.
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North Miami Beach has fired two police department employees after they allegedly were caught in the office trying to cast a Santeria curse on the city manager shortly before mass layoffs were planned. Veteran officer Elizabeth Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez were canned last week over ... More >>
Laine DossMiami Culinary Tours guide Grace Della leads us through the food and lore of Little Havana.It's another scorcher of an afternoon in Miami. The sun beats down as I meet Grace Della and Mirka Harris from Miami Culinary Tours.I'll be taking their Saturday-afternoon tour of Little Havana, a ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsKellyd RodriguezThe orishas must be looking out for Carlos Valdes. We wrote this week about the local Santería priest's legal battle with Kellyd Rodriguez -- a man Valdes says has stalked his family for four years because he hates the Afro-Cuban religion.Yesterday Rodri ... More >>
photo by C. StilesValdes performing a ceremony in his home.Should stalking a santero in his home be a hate crime? That's the thorny question at the center of this week's news story about local Santeria priest Carlos Valdes, who says his family has been terrorized for four years by a man who hates ... More >>
photo by C. StilesValdes performing a ceremony in his home.Julio Cesar Garcia had a problem last week. He was sick of his job at Miami International Airport, and he was ready for a promotion. Sadly, his bosses weren't quite so interested in bumping him up the food chain.So Garcia did what any good S ... More >>
Next time you come across a dead chicken who seems to have meet its ends in a Santeria ritual, please remember that chicken may have died for the sake of Jennifer Lopez's career.Yes, there's a crazy rumor being floated that Jennifer has a godmother in Miami who harnesses the dark power of San ... More >>
In February, after I posted photos that renegade animal rights activist Richard "Kudo" Couto claimed were evidence of brutal animal sacrifices, I was beckoned to the Hialeah office of Oba Ernesto Pichardo. The Santeria high priest took a 1993 case involving animal sacrifices all the way to th ... More >>
At first glance, the name of a theme party causes New Times to do a double take.All White All Night, reads the flyer for a February 4 party held at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School's gym. Considering the Roman Catholic educational institution for boys caters to a predominantly fair-skinned Cuban-A ... More >>
Ernest PichardoOba Ernesto Pichardo, the high priest and president of the Santeria church that won a landmark Supreme Court case, doesn't take kindly to a renegade animal-rights activist's claims that his faith practices "torture." In fact, he told Riptide yesterday afternoon, he wants to s ... More >>
Warning: The following page contains some graphic and disturbing images.Richard "Kudo" Couto is the renegade animal activist who virtually single-handedly forced the closure of an entire thriving district of unlicensed slaughterhouses, pissing off loads of live-off-the-land Cubans in the process. ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTiffany and Ed hit it out of the park this week.Last night on Top Chef, we were treated to an opening sequence of frontrunner Ed donning a hideous yellow housedress as the roommates laughed. Actually, Ed was wearing Tiffany's dress. Hmmm. How did that happen?In anot ... More >>