As his Hialeah sugar company burned through cash and failed to pay employees, vendors, and landlords, Alexander I. Perez gave plum jobs to former drug-trafficker buddies and raised bundles of cash for Danilo Medina, president of the Dominican Republic.Two weeks ago, Perez's Banah Sugar filed for Cha ... More >>
See also "Scenic Beaches, Dirt Roads, Fresh Fish."Sun-burned tourists ride atop ATVs or horses, casually passing through Las Terrenas' busy, bustling roads. At the former fishing village, both methods of transport coexist naturally, blurring a sense of magical realism within its tropical surrounding ... More >>
See also "Four Miami Pimps Arrested For Luring Foster Care Children Into Prostitution."Though no formal charges had yet been filed against Florida Department of Children and Families worker Daniel LaCroix, the 46-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for trying to flee the country after his name cam ... More >>
What can $7.3 million buy you nowadays? How about 459 pounds of cocaine?That was the amount seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on May 29 at the Miami Seaport. CBP officers discovered 169 bricks of coke in eight cardboard boxes in a shipping container. The container came off a ship that had ... More >>
Ugh, get ready for the arrival of a bunch of drunk, unruly college students (and not the FIU and UM variety we're already used to dealing with) in a few weeks, because according to a top travel agency, South Beach has now become the third most popular Spring Break location for college students. W ... More >>
Calling all sailors, pirates, bartenders, rum enthusiasts and drinkers of fine Caribbean spirits--there is a new rum in town: Brugal 1888.The ultra-premium, extended aged stuff is the newest in the line of fine rums made by the Brugal family of the Dominican Republic.What distinguishes Brugal 188 ... More >>
As we enter 2012, things will feel different in the Wynwood Arts District. Most things will look the same, but there will be one establishment in particular we'll miss. The nonprofit Edge Zones on NE 25th recently announced the end of its run as a gallery. The Edge Zones entity itself is not goin ... More >>
ToppsPossible boxing Hall of Famer Ivan Calderon is wrapped up in a massive coke bustFive suspected narcotraffickers from the Dominican Republic are en route to the Miami Federal Detention Center for allegedly smuggling cocaine across the Caribbean.In a strange twist, their arrest seems connected to ... More >>
The Florida Marlins' sad, sad season has gone from merely pathetic to positively ridiculous. Yesterday, the interwebs were atwitter with speculation over why the team suddenly sent closer Leo Nuñez to his native Dominican Republic only hours after helping the Fish defeat the Atlanta Braves.Well, ... More >>
NOAAWill 2011's first Tropical Storm wreck havoc on food truck Fridays?Tropical Storm Emily is moving northwest and close to making landfall on Haiti and Dominican Republic. Though the latest projection by the National Hurricane Service has Miami just outside the "cone of death", food truck owner ... More >>
While it's not projected to directly hit South Florida, or any part of the state for that matter, Tropical Storm Emily has all the makings of one of those classic, seriously annoying hurricanes. So, even under the best-case scenario, prepare to have a serious dampening damper put on your weekend.
"That voice just now-- what was it?"We like the idea that, in his final hours as the Florida Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez spent his time comforting relief pitchers who were terrified of ghosts. It'd be fitting for one of the youngest teams in baseball.
In the wee hours of the night, white trucks decorated with flashing neon lights line the streets of the uptown neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, dishing out burgers and fried finger foods to club-goers on their way home. The chimichurri, a Dominican street food burger, is b ... More >>
via Dominican TodayOut of all the things Haiti needs right now as it continues to rebuild after this year's devastating earthquake are prostitutes. Yet, Time magazine reports today that post-quake Haiti has attracted a startling number of sex workers, mostly women from the neighboring Domini ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle 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 claims Major League Baseball has a plan to phase out African American players and replace them with black H ... More >>
via Liz and Dave on TravelpodGuess what.People to the south of Miami think America's chemical-laden, hormone-injected, infinite shelf-lifed, processed, packaged, industrially produced, lab-tested, factory-farmed food is crazy.But they eat jungle creatures. Now that's weird. Here are our top 5 rea ... More >>
via myspace.com/rebelstationMiami trio Rebel has one of those band names that's maddening to Google. Luckily, New Times summed up everything you need to know about this Anglophilic trio in a recent feature. In short, it's been a long road to the band's current sound. The threesome, who trace thei ... More >>
DJ Joaquin Estevez was born in the Dominican Republic and relocated to Miami in 1992, where he's been a mainstay of the local underground EDM scene since his long-standing residency for Sobebeats and their infamous warehouse parties in 2006-2008. He has since played regularly in support of the PL ... More >>
With 30 years under her belt as a singer and an actress, Paloma San Basilio is something of a Spanish icon. She's starred in such theatrical revivals in Madrid as The Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Victor/Victoria and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and she's released close to 30 records since her ... More >>
Brazil brought the hammer down on Team USA's title dreams.Brazilians have a natural happy-go-lucky attitude and have a saying for when life gets difficult: "Tudo bem" basically is a combination of "it's all good" and "no worries." That carefree outlook was on display when a well-rested, ... More >>
Fish, listen up! Your new neighbors don't trust you.
Courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsThere are a couple of unusual aspects to the breaking news that embattled native Alex Rodriguez is gonna miss at least six weeks of the baseball season to have hip surgery.The first is that the story was first reported by ESPN Deportes, which has even the New York Times ... More >>
A Miami guy stars in a Sundance film and is sued by angry Dominican dolphin geeks.
A filmmaker's exposé peeves the sugar powers.
Suenalo Sound System
Haiti and Cuba
J&N Records proves, ya gotta love bachata to sell bachata
Okay, so the Caribbean chef cooks Italian -- it's still bene
The local International Hispanic Theatre Festival is one of the biggest and best of its kind -- when will South Florida discover it?
Rancho Don Goyo
Someone's out to get counterfeit Cubans
When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.
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