Che Guevara

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Blasts UN for Preserving Che Guevara's Memory

    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."

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Che Guevara-Inspired Artwork at W South Beach Taken Down

    The almost seven-foot artwork hanging on the walls at the W South Beach wasn't quite of Che Guevara, but it looked enough like the infamous infamous Marxist rebel to piss off local Cubans."Dude, it's Che Guevara," an anonymous Cuban who does business with the hotel told the Miami Herald. "This is Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Chavez Endorsement, Che Picture Flap Used Against Obama In New Spanish Ads

    In the desperate fight to snag Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade -- a battle that could easily swing Florida, and thus the presidency -- Romney's campaign has decided to pull out the oldest trick in the GOP handbook: Tying Obama to Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.It's ridiculous, of course, bu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012
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    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Mercedes-Benz Apologizes For Using Che Guevara's Face In Luxury Car Promo

    German car giant Mercedes-Benz and its comically mustachioed CEO Dieter Zetsche are getting railroaded on the Interwebs today after advertising a new car sharing program under Che Guevara's face and the slogan: Viva la revolucion!Nein! Cuban activists including Felix Rodriguez -- one of the guys who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Habana Libre: New Photo Book Shows Fidel and Che's Sons Living in Luxury in Cuba

    ​Browsing through the photos in Michael Dweck's Habana Libre, one might mistake the setting of luxurious excess and jubilant partying for Miami Beach. Surely, Cuba, a country that at least purports to believe in a classless society, wouldn't allow a young, privileged, and beautiful class to walk a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Crist Backers Send Flyers Picturing Rubio With Che Guevara

    ​How desperate are backers of Charlie Crist's independent Senate campaign? Apparently desperate enough to send a flyer to Republican voters picturing Republican Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, juxtaposed next to an image of Che Guevara while claiming the conservative former state House s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    New Times Finalist For 10 Press Club Awards

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Man in LeBron Heat Jersey Shows Up at Cleveland Indians Game, Gets Thrown Out

    ​People in Cleveland are still pissed about that whole "LeBron James betrayed our town on a self-congratulatory, national live TV special for the Heat" thing. Jeez, come on folks, it's been a full three weeks now. Last night a man wearing an official LeBron James Miami Heat jersey at Cleveland Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Was Christopher Hitchens a Cuban Revolutionary?

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartChristopher Hitchenswww.thedailyshow.comYou might be surprised to hear that Christopher Hitchens -- best-selling author and contributing editor for Vanity Fair -- toiled at a work camp for young revolutionaries in 1968 Cuba. Last week, on The Daily Show, he told Jon St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Riptide's Ten Most Popular Posts of 2009

    Riptide put up somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 posts this year, so before we get started on writing 3,000 more it's time to sit back and look at some our successes: Our top ten posts by pageviews.Yeah, it's a collection of slightly seedy stuff, with abortion doughnuts, rape tunnels, and XXXra ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    He Buried Che

    Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader. His new weapon: a $1 billion judgment against Fidel.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    The Week That Was: Alberto Cutié Married the Cat Killer

    via FFFFOUNRiptide had an insane week, and in case you missed anything, here are all the highlights. Perhaps you can use them to make small talk with your dad on Father's day.  18 year-old Tyler Weinman was arrested and charged with being the notorious cat killer. He may have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Miami Man Wins $1 Billion in Imaginary Money from Che and Fidel

    Gustavo Villoldo, an ex-CIA operative who claims to have personally buried Che Guevara, was awarded a settlement today of $1 billion from Guevara and Fidel Castro by Miami-Dade Judge Peter Adrian. Villoldo claims that the pair was personally responsible for his father's suicide. It's the largest civ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Guy In Charge of Cleaning Up AIG Caught in Che Guevara Shirt

    Oh look, a vaguely local angle to bring to this whole AIG bonuses brouhaha. Meet Gerry Pasciucco. He was a vice chairman at Morgan Stanley. Now he heads up AIG Financial Products, the high flying, irresponsible segment of AIG that brought the entire company to it's very knees. Though, Pasciucco took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    UPDATE: 'Che' Premiere at UM Postponed, Not Canceled

    Last month, a feisty Cuban-American protest erupted outside the Miami Beach premiere of Stephen Soderbergh's new four-hour epic about Che Guevara.In an interview with the New Times the next day, Soderbergh laughed off the hubub as the cost of doing business in the heart of Cuban nationalism, saying ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    The Best Movies of 2008

    Gasp! A couple of Hollywood blockbusters made the cut.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Year in Review: Best Covers of 2008

    Masochistic Jesus Christ, fetish performers, Curious George, Perez Hilton and a carefully disguised Che Guevara. What do they all have in common? They all graced the New Times' cover this year. Click here to view the Best Covers of 2008 as chosen by us, the New Times staff.-- Jose D. Duran

  • News

    December 11, 2008

    Chez Che

    Soderbergh brings his Guevara epic to Miami; angry hysteria ensues.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Rave Reviews in Cuba for New "Che" Movie

    If you know anything about basic physics, you probably are familiar with the law of inverse reactions. Basically, it states that any cultural event that's greeted with a screaming protest in Miami from Vigilia Mambisa will be met by an equally welcoming reception in Cuba. It's science.And sure enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Shock of the Week: Protests Planned for "Che" Premiere in Miami Tomorrow

    Let's do a little thought experiment here. Say you're a director, and you're trying to market a new four hour long epic that's was derided by Variety as "a commercial impossibility" after its debut at Cannes.You need to stir up a little hype, a little press. Get the kids excited. Oh, and did we ment ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2008

    Brazil Brings Movies to Miami

    The 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival is this weekend.

  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Che Guevara Who?

    Cubans get pissed, an artist gets even, and the supreme prosecutor of the Cuban revolution gets booted from Dadeland.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
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    December 21, 2007

    Last Minute Gifts: Bay of Pigs Gift Shop

    It’s hard to find something in Miami that someone back home will want – something that will help them understand what the hell you’ve been doing for the past three years and why you’ve opted to spend your days on the hurricane-addled edge of the world. Thank God for the Asociacion de Vetera ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Could Che Guevara Be Cloned?

    Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Che Guevara's Hair Sells for $119,000 to Houston Man Who Loves to Shop

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Iconic Imagery

    Meet the man behind the dorm room poster

  • Culture

    November 24, 2005

    The Legend Marches On

    Another Evita in another hall

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • Year End

    December 23, 2004
  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Join Our Club

    La Renga play for the people of Argentina whether they live at home or abroad

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    The Importance of Being Ernesto

    Motorcycle Diaries explores Che Guevara's formative years

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Unnatural Attractions

    What would draw sultry Latin films to chilly Canada? One huge festival

  • Diversions

    May 13, 2004


    Loving Che by Ana Menéndez

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Myth Makers

    Good thing Che Guevara died young, otherwise film directors and book authors would be at a loss

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    Primate Time

    A Chinese-style bash

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Casa de los Babys (Hybrid)

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    School Daze

    Cuban leader Victor Dreke's FIU visit offers some uncomfortable lessons for Miami

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Mi Moto Loca

    When it came time to hit the road, his wife said "Choose!" and he kicked the starter

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2002

    Graphic Revolution

    Thirty years of Cuban poster art

  • News

    April 4, 2002


    You've seen the revolutionary photo, now here's the soap opera

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Socialism or Suntan, Part 2

    Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Out with the Geezers

    Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Beyond Havana

    Life is a matter of quiet persistence in Santa Clara, the town made famous by Che Guevara

  • News

    February 11, 1999
  • News

    January 22, 1998

    The Quintana Plan

    Exile architect Nicolas Quintana hopes to save Havana, the city of his birth, from the perils of overdevelopment

  • News

    December 19, 1996

    Eyewitnesses to History

    Marion and Orlando de Cardenas aided Fidel Castro when the Cuban revolution was still a daydream, not a bad dream

  • Music

    February 15, 1996
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