Last week, I wrote a cover story on the slow death of Cuban American news talk radio in Miami. As the Hispanic population in Miami-Dade has gotten more diverse over the past decade, the frequencies for hardline right-wing programming focused on getting rid of the Castro regime has shrunk considerabl ... More >>
A candidate making a pit stop for cafecitos at Versailles isn't exactly hot news, even for a guy improbably still leading the GOP after a month fending off more sexual harassment accusations than Gene Simmons' tongue. The Cuban landmark is such a de facto stopover for White House wannabes, the regul ... More >>
via Cafe FuerteNews flash, Miami: Fidel Castro ain't dead yet. But a pre-death run on Fidel memorabilia and signatures is driving prices through the roof. Apparently, autograph hounds are tailing Fidel these days like that creepy sweatpants guy following Hanley Ramirez at spring training with a t ... More >>
Porno Para Ricardo in their egg-carton-soundproof studio in HavanaTwo words for ya: Cuban punks. All the anarchy and aggression of American punk, but with real consequences and none of the Hot Topic. That's the gist of this week's cover story, which chronicles the rise of punk in Cuba, and the tw ... More >>
Hey, Fidel, you might wanna take a break from the sex maniac routine to take a hard look at the University of Havana's journalism programs. We're beginning to get the impression your state publication's reporters are less than entirely committed to the truth. via Juventud Rebelde Nancy Pavon ... 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 >>
via EdenPicture's Flickr If something Che Guevara-related happens in America and Miami Cubans don't make a fuss about it, did it even actually happen? A sculpture has been set up at an entrance at New York's Central Park that bears a slight resemblance to Che Guevera, since ... More >>
"If the missiles had remained, we would have used them against the very heart of America, including New York."
The question I ask is: Are you the type who likes to be woken up by an alarm or a bomb?
Two months ago, I dropped my Herald subscription after 42 years. Same old bull!
Would you worship the picture of a political figure who had killed, let's say, your mom or dad because of difference of political opinion?
Religion and war might seem a strange mix, but ...
Son del Centro rock out justicia. Photo by Esther Park Concert For Fair Food Saturday, December 1, 2007 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: winning a lifetime supply of Whoppers. This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers were in full effect, along with 500 or so of their support ... More >>
It’s Friday, amigos, and you know what that means: another wave of Fidel death rumors! It would be so darned convenient if Raul and Co. announced El Maximo Lider’s death today, wouldn’t it? We’ve got a three day weekend, perfect for 72 hours of freedom-loving fiestas. Let’s take a look a ... More >>
The Rewind/Fast Forward Film and Video Festival brings found footage and more to Miami
Cuba's saints and santeros are show-stealers
Still going strong at 71, Argentine folk hero Mercedes Sosa shares her messages of peace
Habana Abierta, the supergroup made up of Cuba's premier rock and roll pioneers, prepares for international stardom
"How is it that Carlos Rios has a phone?"
I am a Nicaraguan by the grace of God
Just a retiree collecting a pension, police brutality, defensive art scenesters
Colombia ska upstarts Skampida hit Miami in search of social justice and a record deal
Locos Por Juana are just like Miami: All mixed up and ready to rock
Despite uneven film quality, this year's festival was an unqualified success
The venerable story of exile, loss, and rediscovery is wearing a little thin
Everyone could use a little help making it through the FTAA in one piece
Wheather sampled or live, Thievery Corporation are true internationalists
To reach Latin American kids, MTV first has to invent Latin America
More puppy horror stories.
In our pure sales culture, the Latin Grammy protesters could learn a hip-hop lesson
Fresh eggs and Spam
Fortunes and jobs are lost, but the allure of revolution remains
It's amazing what one teacher can do when he puts his mind to it
With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist revolution in the United States
A hard cell
The FIU Seventeenth Miami Film Festival
Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.
Just when an artist can't find a tube of paint or a strip of canvas, the international art world has come knocking on Havana's door -- with money in hand
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way