The photo is reminiscent of a poster for The Sopranos. Three men dressed in natty suits with slicked-back hair saunter down a dimly lit, brick-paved alley. They leave little room to pass. It seems like they are intentionally blocking someone's path. The pretty boy on the left scrunches his face as i ... More >>
You know how leftist Latin American leaders like Nicolas Maduro are forever claiming the American government is trying to unseat them via wild plots that sound cooked up by guys living in tin-foil-covered studio apartments? This morning comes a stark reminder that -- at least when it comes to Cuba - ... More >>
Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. "You're a bitch," he hissed at the receptionist. Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month federal pr ... More >>
Carl Scalise is not afraid of the Mafia. Concrete boots don't faze him, and neither does sleeping with the fishes. We met him yesterday outside Miami New Times offices on Biscayne Boulevard protesting the Mafia, and fighting for your freedom."For the past 7 years I've been fighting the Mafia," he ... More >>
Regular people will probably not see Osama bin Laden's final glamor shots, the one featuring a bullet hole somewhere in his face. At least not any time soon, but a select group of congressmen will get a chance to view those photos. Because Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio serve on the Senate Intellige ... More >>
Gitmo vindicated?When I visited Guantánamo Bay on the eve of President Barack Obama's inauguration, two things seemed certain: that the hated prison would soon be shuttered and that it would go down in history as one of America's worst follies.Two years later, the camp is still running strong an ... More >>
Unless you've been holed up in a $1 million dollar compound without phone, internet, or cable service, you've heard the news ... Osama bin Laden is dead. Yesterday, the mass-murdering founder of Al Qaeda, Most Wanted Man in the Universe, facial-hair aficionado, evil millionaire, and general ass ... More >>
via newscomHow good is Luis Posada Carriles' English? That has become a central issue in the trial of the 82-year-old Cuban, who is charged with 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud for lying during immigration proceedings. On Wednesday, Federal prosecutors played tapes of the CI ... More >>
Anna Ardin: U.S. spy? Sorry, but not in Miami.Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has shaken the Washington D.C. bureaucracy to its core with embarrassing revelations -- from illicit contacts with Fidel Castro to State Department plans to steal credit card numbers from top United Nations offici ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gets in on the Transportation Safety Administration body scanner controversy.The Transportation Security Administration e ... More >>
What is up with El Comandante these days? Have Fidel Castro's handlers been slipping amphetamines into his banana pudding? Take a look at the rampage he's been on in the last month or so:
Gerald Posner, Miami Beach author and admitted plagiarist, announced today that he's hired a lawyer to defend him against Miami New Times' stories about his literary thefts. photo by Bill CookeHis choice of attorney is turning some heads in New York: Mark Lane is famous for authoring -- alm ... More >>
Cuba has been on a repressive kick since the beginning of a year. After well-known critic Zapata Tamayo died in February, other Cubans took to the streets in protest. Another one, Guillermo Farinas, is said to be at death's door. The government, in turn, responded by beating some them -- the Lad ... More >>
The federal trial of Luis Posada Carriles, accused terrorist and viejito par excellence, has been postponed yet again.It's the second time this year the one-year-old case has been delayed. Carriles, widely seen as the mastermind of a series of bombings in Havana in 1997, and the collapse of a Cuban ... More >>
Of all the outrages perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay -- which New Times explored in depth earlier this year on our visit to the prison camp in southern Cuba -- one of the strangest has to be the military's music-based "futility technique."via Wikimedia CommonsIn case you've succeeded in washing the ... More >>
First Fidel Castro's cronies took his father's car dealership. Then, they took his father's life.Time to Pay Up, BuddNow, Gustavo Villoldo has a legal verdict for $1 billion against El Commandante himself. And he fully intends to collect, as crazy as it sounds.Miami-Dade County Judge Peter Adrien aw ... More >>
This movie's assets are troubled indeed.
All aboard the Eighties way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie.
From the sound of it, Butler & Sons Books in Rosenberg, which is about 20 miles west of Houston, is just your average rare-book store, selling for a couple thou first editions of All the King's Men, Tarzan of the Apes and other treasured tomes. Bill Butler bills his joint as "An Intellectual's Ice H ... More >>
Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy
A Miami radio station makes waves short waves, that is
Clandestine meetings and a hungry press
The Diaz-Balart family
Miami's non-Muslim mullahs are ready to forgive Castro's accused 2000 assassins
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
From the issue of May 10, 2001
Chile demands that former secret police agent Armando Fernandez Larios face justice for his role in the murderous Caravan of Death. But he seems to be safe in Miami -- thanks to the U.S. government.
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
Was Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega really a drug trafficker? Or is it possible he was set up by the U.S. government? Try asking a few dozen people who should know.
With a vengeance born of extremists, the radical La Voz de la Resistencia show goes straight for Castro's jugular
Treasure hunter, diving extremist, and aspiring filmmaker Ron McManmon launches the ultimate party barge and introduces the gentleman's sport of shark riding
To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?
COPEX separates the men from the boys