The Hialeah City Commission Tuesday voted unanimously to take former mayor Raul Martinez's name off city hall. The current mayor, Carlos Hernandez, a longtime critic of the indicted but later cleared politician, pushed the measure, saying, "The building belongs to the people." For good measure, the ... More >>
Today is going to be a real bitch, Miami. No question about it. You're back at work already, but those three bottles of champers you chugged on New Year's Eve are not done with you yet. Right now, your head feels like Deadmau5 is spinning a set on your cerebellum.But there is good news. While you we ... More >>
It seems that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen went all fan girl when drafting up a Congressional resolution to congratulate the Miami Heat on their NBA championship, because the thing is actually the rare Congressional measure that's a pleasure to read. It's basically a manifesto on why the Heat are just s ... More >>
It was an entrance worthy of Vladimir Putin.Joe Biden roared his air boat to a halt in the Everglades. Miccosukee war paint smeared his face. Swamp spray glistened on his bare chest. The Veep then tossed a giant, dead Burmese python at the feet of a gaggle of reporters and screamed: "Are you not ent ... More >>
Fudge your expenses at work and you could get fired. Fudge them when you're in Congress and you'll probably get away with it.A new anti-corruption report spells out how hundreds of U.S. representatives use their positions to enrich themselves and their families. According to the report, those engage ... More >>
David Rivera, multi-thousandaire.â€‹Muckraking site OpenSecrets.org decided to throw some fire on the Occupy Movement this week by estimating the net worth of every single member of Congress, from mighty Darrell Issa with his $700 million to Florida pauper Alcee Hastings, who owes nearly $5 million ... More >>
If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>
Cover art from CAGW's Waste Watchâ€‹The Citizens Against Government Waste's name pretty much says it all. The fiscally conservative think tank hates pork and government waste, which apparently includes programs such as expanding health care to kids in low-income families, providing low-interest loan ... More >>
USL found a new owner yesterday, and it's not Traffic Sports, owner of Miami FC. In fact, the ownership switch could result in FC's demise. [Herald]Your Miami Dolphins beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-6, continuing their dominance of the preseason. [UPI]But don't get too happy, because a troubling p ... More >>
Let's have a big ol' laugh at a congressman saying "naughty" words on the House floor. That's what NBCMiami.com and the Sun-Sentinel did. Hahaha... ha. NBC even called it "worthy of late-night talk show television."In Fort Lauderale Rep. Alcee Hastings' comments, he listed a number of ... More >>
Liberty City Six Judge Joan Lenard refuses to pay a P.I. after he speaks out.
After running a race for Congress this past fall that included claiming opponent Alcee Hastings threatened to kill him, Dr. Marion Thorpe only managed to get 18% of the vote in district-23. Now he's decided to fail on an even larger stage. He just become the first announced Republican to seek Mel Ma ... More >>
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In Miami breaking bread has become an intricate part of breaking the law
For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.
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From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami
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