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."
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader. His new weapon: a $1 billion judgment against Fidel.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gasp! A couple of Hollywood blockbusters made the cut.
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
Soderbergh brings his Guevara epic to Miami; angry hysteria ensues.
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 >>
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 >>
The 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival is this weekend.
Cubans get pissed, an artist gets even, and the supreme prosecutor of the Cuban revolution gets booted from Dadeland.
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 >>
Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries
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 >>
Meet the man behind the dorm room poster
Another Evita in another hall
La Renga play for the people of Argentina whether they live at home or abroad
Motorcycle Diaries explores Che Guevara's formative years
What would draw sultry Latin films to chilly Canada? One huge festival
Loving Che by Ana Menéndez
Good thing Che Guevara died young, otherwise film directors and book authors would be at a loss
A Chinese-style bash
Casa de los Babys (Hybrid)
Cuban leader Victor Dreke's FIU visit offers some uncomfortable lessons for Miami
When it came time to hit the road, his wife said "Choose!" and he kicked the starter
Thirty years of Cuban poster art
You've seen the revolutionary photo, now here's the soap opera
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers
Life is a matter of quiet persistence in Santa Clara, the town made famous by Che Guevara
Exile architect Nicolas Quintana hopes to save Havana, the city of his birth, from the perils of overdevelopment
Marion and Orlando de Cardenas aided Fidel Castro when the Cuban revolution was still a daydream, not a bad dream