David Beckham Major League Soccer contract came with a clause that he'd be able to purchase an MLS franchise of his own one day. It's been no secret that he's been scouting Miami as a potential location over the past few month. British tabloid the Daily Mail reports that Beckham is moving forward wi ... More >>
Costa Rica has nearly 24 tons of pure, uncut cocaine sitting around that the country can't possibly take care of all on its own, so it's inviting its good friend Miami to help out. Yes, today the U.S. Air Force is transporting 24 pounds of nose candy to Miami, where it will ultimately be destroyed ... More >>
Never much of a fan of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is more peeved than usual at the NGO. Today she blasted UNESCO for preserving the works of Che Guevara in its "Memory of the World Register."
Little Havana rises with the cock. Sunlight gleams off her concrete hips. She revels in her hot and sticky wetness. As fresh, juicy papaya scents float on palm tree breezes, she burns a sacred herb and swallows a cafecito with a piece of buttered toast. Today is her birthday, and soon 2 million fee ... More >>
We'd like to think that somewhere up in heaven, South American liberator Simon Bolivar is looking down at Hugo Chavez and thinking, "I really need to get a restraining order against this guy."Chavez has spent the last week taking his Bolivar-stalking to new levels of creepiness. First, he unveiled a ... More >>
The annual Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index is out, and Cuba continues to have the least freedom of the press in our part of the globe. No other country in the Americas even comes close to Cuba's lowly ranking. Meanwhile, the United States fell 27 places in the rankings in a worrisom ... More >>
Andres AravenaYesterday, Short Order spoke with Executive Chef Daniel Ganem of SoFi's newest meat market, Kane Steakhouse. If you missed Part 1, just click here. What we really wanted to know is how those onion rings manage to be so crispy every time, and the secret behind Kane's steakhouse sauce ... More >>
This Simon Bolivar statue in Caracas will soon have a rival in DoralVenezuelan exiles announced today that they are installing a statue of their country's founding father, Simon Bolivar, in front of the Arepazo restaurant in Doral.The life-size, revolvable statue is intended as an arepa in the ey ... More >>
Will somebody wake him up for his mugshot please?A 50-year-old Colombian drug kingpin was fined $1 million and sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Miami. And that was the plea deal.Edgar Vellejo-Guarin was indicted in 2001 after Coast Guard officers discovered 4,000 ki ... More >>
Ex-Bolivian president Gonzalo "Goni" Sanchez de LozadaTwo years ago, New Times brought you the story of a handful of indigenous Bolivians who have taken to federal court in Miami to seek justice against their nation's former leaders, who they say engineered a bloody massacre of protestors outside ... More >>
Don Omar is a platinum-selling reggaeton artist based out of San Juan, New York City, and Miami. He's also the guy who trumped Britney Spears for most albums sold during an in-store appearance at Disney World's Virgin Megastore. And now the Puerto Rican playa and owner of Orfanato Music Group ... More >>
Tumor or no, Evo is making sense of lateTwo weeks ago, WikiLeaks revealed that U.S. diplomats believe Bolivian President Evo Morales has a sinus tumor. If true, our only question is: Where do we get one of those for our political leaders?Tumor or no, Morales is making more sense than usual. Last ... More >>
President CorreaNational police in Ecuador are pissed at President Rafael Correa. So pissed that riots have broken out in the capitol, and Correa claims he is the victim of an attempted coup. The police unleashed the protest after they say Correa cancelled promised promotions and bonuses.
Miami New Times was shortlisted for ten awards for Excellence in Journalism from the Florida Press Club, with staff writer Tim Elfrink a finalist for four awards. Gus Garcia-Roberts is finalist for two awards, while Francisco Alvarado, Kyle Muzenreider, and Pam Shavalier are also nominated.
While writing "Blow Hard," this week's feature about douche-tastic hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch -- which reveals that (a) his mother claims he financially abandoned her, (b) he apparently ordered a handler driving a German-made coupe to run down a child-support court server, and (c) he ... More >>
Police are after a former beauty queen who's accused of being the ringleader of a gang of pinups who also work as international drug smugglers. Angie San Clemente Valencia is a bosomy 30-year-old Colombian who's accused of paying her merry band of strumpets $5,000 for carrying pounds of blow from Me ... More >>
Hey, Fidel, you might wanna take a break from the sex maniac routine to take a hard look at the University of Havana's journalism programs. We're beginning to get the impression your state publication's reporters are less than entirely committed to the truth. via Juventud Rebelde Nancy Pavon ... More >>
Memo to Miami politicos with dirt under your fingernails: It's time for that midnight flight to Bolivia. Just do it now.The FBI fired the first warning shots earlier this month, busting three Broward politicians for corruption. Now, Gov. Charlie Crist wants a wide-ranging grand jury probe into th ... More >>
The former VP of Peru says his daddy was kidnapped and tricked into a sham marriage.
via justomedia.comFrancisco TudelaFrancisco Tudela's resumé could inspire a kick-ass James Bond flick. The former vice president of Peru, he once shared an office with a spy, was held hostage at the Japanese embassy, and worked under a world leader who was convicted for murder and kidnapping.&nb ... More >>
Hugo Chávez hates America, and now he's banning a product close to our hearts: Coke Zero. A weird-tasting, chemical-laden, no-calorie substitute for an iconic soft drink we consume in order to feel a bit "healthier" is pretty much as good a symbol for modern America as anything. "The product sho ... More >>
Self-taught artists with mental illness shine at MCPA Gallery.
Two months ago, the New Times brought you the story of the "Black October" legal case in Miami's federal court, where a handful of poor Bolivians are suing Gonzalo "Goni" Sanchez de Lozada and Carlos Sanchez Berzain -- Bolivia's former president and defense minister -- for allegedly leading the mass ... More >>
"If the missiles had remained, we would have used them against the very heart of America, including New York."
Thierry Henry It has never made much sense that Miami doesn’t have a team in Major League Soccer, what with its large Central and South American population and all, so it’s little surprise that the Magic City is a leading candidate for an expansion franchise beginning in 2010. We’ll know in ... More >>
Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries
Just a retiree collecting a pension, police brutality, defensive art scenesters
Mix the first two and you will encounter the third
Making connections, getting home
Everyone could use a little help making it through the FTAA in one piece
Hector's mom, divide and conquer the black community, and hippies in Havana
To reach Latin American kids, MTV first has to invent Latin America
You've seen the revolutionary photo, now here's the soap opera
Setting is lush, language is Spanish; still, this reviewer has got a problem with story
From the issue of July 12, 2001
This was the JVC Jazz Festival's first year here, but the sounds were nothing new
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
Shows that highlight images of a life left behind
Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers
July 8 - 14, 1999
Smuggling coke by the ton and making money by the bushel. Getting tortured in Panama and eating smoked pork loin in Houston. The courtroom show is riveting, but like Al says, where's the justice?
Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at