The men work quickly in the cool emerald light. The thin one wields a hammer and chisel, deftly removing one prized piece after another. He passes them to his stockier accomplice, who stuffs them into a bag slung over his shoulder. Between the two of them, they look like Santa Claus and his elfish h ... More >>
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A battle over a shooting range speaks volumes about a commissioner's tactics
In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life
Castro’s Cuba brims with hushed anticipation, and paranoia
America's most international city was scandalously lubed
What's $28 million a year and added jobs for the poorest American city mean next to big cubanismo, bro?
South Beach survives the hipster apocalypse
Is the only good fish a dead fish?
In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence
Lesson #1: Hard work and an aptitude for computers can make a young man rich. Lesson #2: Some rich young men take to South Beach like fish to water. Lesson #3: South Beach is the shark. A young man with money is the bait.
Cuban boxing legend Luis Ernesto Delis arrives in Miami and rekindles his dreams of the ring
Finding one of Cuba's most famous stars on either side of the Florida Straits can be downright impossible, as the musician navigates between big dreams and political realities
In the world of the lunchero, the food is hot, the drinks are cold, and the turf wars are downright dangerous
Cuba's Minister of Culture Abel Prieto faces a daunting challenge: Sell Cuban culture to the world, but don't sell out the revolution
How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz
It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana
Tenacious Cuban journalists Olance Nogueras and Lazaro Lazo were strangers in their homeland. Now they are strangers in ours.
Smuggling goods into Cuba for profit requires nerves of steel, a flair for dramatics, and a strong back
The Castro government is marketing music, and the whole world is buying. Except Miami.
Prize-winning author Roberto Uria landed in hot water in Cuba. Granted refugee status in the U.S., he must now sink or swim.
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.