In 2007, when downtown Miami was not a desirable place to be after 5 o'clock, Juan Chipoco and Luis Hoyos took a chance and purchased a sliver of space known as La Cibeles Cuban Restaurant. After flipping Cuban sandwiches in a city that offers better Cuban food than the island itself didn't prove to ... More >>
The truth is James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at age 51 of a heart attack, had a career that extended well beyond the hit HBO show The Sopranos. There was the time he played Winston, a gay hit man, in The Mexican. It made 90 minutes with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts almost bearable. His portraya ... More >>
Between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean on that long, narrow strip of South American land named Chile, there are hundreds of excellent fiestas going down. And nine men collectively known as Chico Trujillo claim to be providing "the soundtrack to every Chilean party from Santiago to Valparaiso." In ... More >>
Back in the early '90s, almost no one -- except Pablo Escobar, his fellow kings of cocaine, and their constantly warring cartels -- would've ever willingly taken a trip to Colombia's 473-year-old subtropical capital, Bogotá. These days, though, the city is a dense urban hub that's home to seven ... More >>
Hugo could be in office long after we are all dead...Brace yourself. This news is as newsy and shocking as it gets: Hugo Chávez is running for president... again.The Venezuelan comandante has been in office for 12 years and has said he plans to stay there -- elections willing -- for another deca ... More >>
Hurtado in the 1980s, when he was an officer in the Peruvian military.For nearly five years, Telmo Ricardo Hurtado lived a quiet life in sleepy Surfside, moving between low-rent apartments just off Collins Avenue with his mom and his younger brother. Neighbors knew him as a quiet, middle-aged Per ... More >>
Hidden somewhere in the thick mist and jagged rock of the Andes Mountains, there's a secret training academy for professional pickpockets and it's called the School of Seven Bells. Now, maybe this whole thing is a myth, but no one really knows. Even Interpol and the NYPD refuse to fully deny the ... More >>
John ZurFrank ReiderFrank Reider says, "People shouldn't be intimidated by wine. They should come out and try and learn." His knowledge of the Chilean and Argentinean wines in his book, Wines of Passion: The Best of South America, is remarkable. The writing is reminiscent of a tour guide, whose z ... More >>
via Mike TorreyGet high in the Andes.Mike Torrey is a San Diego based architectural photographer with a new book out called "Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment."Mike will be in town for the Miami International Book Fair and will be on a panel with a National Geographic phot ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
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