Even 50 years after the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Central Intelligence Agency is still refusing to release its entire official history of the bungled operation.In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the CIA explains that the final volume of its five-volume history should be withheld ... More >>
via NewscomLuis Posada CarrilesIn case you needed any more proof that the CIA often is not the most astute judge of character, check out this 1966 report on accused anti-Castro mass murderer Luis Posada Carriles: "Although ... dedicated to the overthrow of Castro, he is not a typical 'boom and ba ... More >>
Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoWith the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
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Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Last week, Riptide was all about Eduardo Arocena, the Miami dockworker convicted in 1985 of setting off 32 bombs in Little Havana and Manhattan. A certain mayoral candidate (ahem, Tomas Regalado, ahem) seems to have flirted with supporting Arocena back in the day, not that he'll admit it.via Wi ... More >>
It's so nice to know Fidel is still reading our work. Now if he could just get his propaganda rag to quit twisting our stories around. This weekend, Granma finally responded to our piece about Gustavo Villoldo, the man who buried Che Guevara and won a $1 billion judgment against Fidel Castro in a ... More >>
The fear over swine flu might be dissipating now that health officials are telling us the worst could be over, but one country has just experienced its first case: Florida's nearest international neighbor, Cuba. The Castro regime hoped to keep Cuba swine-flu-free by placing strict restrictions on tr ... More >>
When we toured and wrote about Guantánamo Bay a couple of months ago, the military had already tossed out any pretense that waterboarding and other torture techniques had been used on inmates. But no one really knew how often the military and the CIA decided to violate the Geneva Conventions and hu ... More >>
Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.