There's nowhere in the U.S. quite like Miami-Dade County. It's larger than Rhode Island, has twice as many people, and is bordered by two national parks. Its 2.5 million residents are among the most diverse in the nation. And they live in a smattering of 34 incorporated cities, which range from 400, ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
At the inaugural Kitchen Kreative last night, guests indulged in ten courses and ten cocktails. Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House took over the kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach. They kicked off the new, local cooking ... More >>
There's no question that in his day, no anti-Castro terrorist was more feared than Luis Posada Carilles. The Miami-based Cuban-American has been convicted abroad for roles in everything from the 1976 bombing that took down a Cuban airliner to a string of Havana hotel bombings in the late 90s. But ... More >>
During his political life, Hugo Chavez took more than a few pages out of the playbook of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, and the emulation will continue even in death.To this day, Lenin's embalmed body is still on display in Red Square in Moscow. Now, acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announced ... More >>
OK, so those rumors flying around Twitter that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has been brain dead since last weekend may not be true. But that doesn't mean Chavez is recovering well from his latest bout with cancer.Venezuela's vice president confirmed this morning that Chavez is in fact "battling ... More >>
The dramatic photo went viral last night, shared hundreds of times on Facebook and splashed across Latin American blogs. It showed Hugo Chavez in exactly the kind of dire condition so many of his opponents believed he was in since missing his inauguration earlier this month: Strapped into a breathin ... More >>
If you're a hated, blood-soaked Middle Eastern tyrant whose nation has been ripped asunder by a devastating civil war that's about to topple you from power, where on Earth do you flee?In the case of Syria's Bashar Al-Assad, the answer might just be Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez has remained a steadfa ... More >>
In an election held more than a thousand miles away, but one that will hit home for thousands of locals, Hugo Chavez has won reelection with 54 percent of the vote in today's presidential election in Venezuela. The controversial Chavez has been in power for 13 years, and will rule for another s ... More >>
While Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is just days away from what might be the toughest election of his career, he's decided to lend some very much unwelcome support to another presidential campaign.Yes, the controversial Venezuelan leader has all but officially endorsed Barack Obama. Uh, well, at ... More >>
"You and I are like cocaine and ketamine -- I just wanna make you high," sings Cari Golden on "You and I," the insidiously catchy 2012 breakout hit from Venezuelan DJ-production duo Fur Coat. And with such provocative party favor references in its lyrics, what hedonistic club rat could resist the re ... More >>
Win free tickets to Maná's concert at the AAA on May 11. In 2006, Latin pop-rock powerhouse Maná had been recording and touring non-stop for more than 20 years. And it was time for a break. So the band took a five-year hiatus to prepare 2011's Drama y Luz (Drama and Light) before finally returnin ... More >>
Newt Gingrich isn't the only portly revolutionary stirring up trouble while running for president. Hugo Chavez, the Fidel-worshiping steward of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, has his own tough re-election fight on his hands at the moment.Instead of annoying robocalls, Hugo's supporters took a ... More >>
The Miami Marlins inked a deal last night for once-explosive, possibly still insane Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano. With Ozzie Guillen already signed on to manage the club, the two most unhinged personalities in baseball will call Little Havana home next season.Scientists contacted by Riptide are stil ... More >>
Even though, or maybe because, I was always a really really tall girl, I've always gravitated toward tiny things. I love miniature doll furniture, pocket-sized notebooks, glitter, and as a child of the '80s, Shrinky Dinks.So does vegan baker Mariana Cortez, who at 29, is the exact same age as I a ... More >>
After weeks of tumultuous protests, embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is widely expected to step down as soon as tonight. Will other "democratically elected" presidents-for-life across the globe soon face similar fates? Now that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has announced plans to run for re-e ... More >>
Just when it looked like ex-Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez was headed back to Caracas for burial, a brand new round of fighting between his wife and mistress has again left his body in a Miami funeral home limbo.Cecilia Matos, his longtime companion in Miami and his daughters now deny t ... More >>
Perez led Venezuela until 1992, when Hugo Chavez ousted him. His mistress pledges his body won't return until Chavez is gone.After a week of kind eulogies for Carlos Andres Perez -- including our own arguing the world would be a better place if he could have just held off the coup-crazy Hugo Chav ... 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 >>
Does this look like a man who should have a nuclear bomb?P. Leonardo Mascheroni had a simple dream: earning billions of dollars in government funding to build a gigantic laser beam that would create stable nuclear fusion and limitless, free energy for the world. So simple! But the government woul ... More >>
Saturday night, 2:00 a.m. A club raftered with Colombians and Venezuelans, Argentines and Bolivians. There are Cubans too, primarily born in Florida. And there's also a smattering of Italians. Pepper the crowd with a fistful of Yanks and then stir.That's the stew. It could be La Paz; it could be ... More >>
A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
Photographer Luis Brito pays homage to a Latin American art god at this Design District show.
Money and ethnicity narrow the race for Miami Beach City Commission to two men
Old newspaper pros quit the FIU journalism school as academicians run the show
IDM's number one sound killer, Kid 606, loves to muck up the place
You're smart and hard-working, but you don't qualify for the loan that could mean success
Songwriters in the Round leaves a legacy and many memories in Miami
A Colombian actor decides to dump his role and become Símon Bolívar
Not what's in the good shows at MAM and The House
The Great Art Debate, Part 2: This letter not intended for stupefied couch potatoes
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
Balladeer Ricardo Montaner never tires of romance
Art Miami has grown up, with more to view than ever before
Exile architect Nicolas Quintana hopes to save Havana, the city of his birth, from the perils of overdevelopment
Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel
Can a Spanish dancer take flamenco into the new millennium?
For 66 days Bill and Simonne Butler drifted together on a tiny raft in the Pacific. After they were finally rescued and came back to Miami, they drifted apart.