Fernando Madina, a Spanish rocker, got rowdy at Miami International Airport on his way to play a concert in Quito, Ecuador, and ended up in the clink. Madina was held for more than three days and then released early Tuesday after paying a $500 fine without charges. According to Cadena Ser, Madina ... More >>
It's been a good while since Fidel Castro had the chance to really poke a big stick into Uncle Sam's eyeball. That's why Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker on the run from espionage charges, might just be the perfect early 87th birthday present for El Comandante. Snowden holed up in Moscow over the wee ... More >>
Last month, a particularly valuable piece of cargo flew into Miami International Airport from Ecuador: $625,000 worth of gold bars. Then they went missing. Today police arrested two men, a cargo handler and a pawn shop owner, who they believe to be behind the heist.
Among the most commercially successful and artistically respected Latin pop artists in the world, singer, songwriter, and composer Alejandro Sanz has sold more than 22 million albums over the last two decades while also becoming the most Grammy-winning Spanish-language artist in history, with three ... More >>
Earlier this week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced that he'll be undergoing cancer surgery for the fourth time in less than two years. Chavez, who has held power in Venezuela since 1999, apparently isn't too optimistic about his chances; he's already named a successor to take his position ... More >>
Read our article on the free-speech fight that forced Palacio to flee his country.Ecuadorian journalist Emilio Palacio -- sentenced last year to three years in prison for denouncing President Rafael Correa -- has been granted political asylum here in the United States.Palacio announced the news this ... More >>
Poor Julian Assange. Eighteen months ago, the 41-year-old Aussie was a globetrotting Wiki-warrior with dashing, wizard-like white hair. Now, he is effectively imprisoned inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London while evading an extradition order to Sweden, where he faces sex crime accusations.But be ... More >>
Restaurants come and go with the seasons on Washington Avenue in South Beach. One of the latest to arrive is Bolivar Restaurant, "Fusion De Cocinas & Tragos."Jairo Hurtado, who also operates La Ventana, debuted this colorful Colombian - Peruvian - Venezuelan eatery about four months ago. The ... More >>
When we asked Ellen Wedner, director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, how this year's fest will compare with its predecessors, she put it bluntly: "Having movies will be the same." Wedner was joking, of course, but this year's festival does have a remarkably different look to it, compared to ye ... More >>
In a few short weeks, the world's eyes will turn to Havana as a powerful but highly controversial leader with millions of devout followers lands to shake hands with Fidel Castro. No, no, not the pope -- he's not coming until sometime this spring. We're talking about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the dour ... More >>
photo by Martina Harris via Wikimedia CommonsWikileaks founder Julian Assange is looking more and more like a man without a country -- after releasing thousands of embarrassing diplomatic cables over the weekend, his homeland, Australia, is investigating whether he broke any laws. His would-be ad ... More >>
President CorreaNational police in Ecuador are pissed at President Rafael Correa. So pissed that riots have broken out in the capitol, and Correa claims he is the victim of an attempted coup. The police unleashed the protest after they say Correa cancelled promised promotions and bonuses.
After a heated debate that lasted until 4 a.m. in the morning, Argentina is set to become the first country in Latin America to recognize same-sex marriage. The Senate approved the measure following the foot steps of the lower house, and President Cristina Fernandez is certain to sign the measure ... 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 >>
As GossipCop reminds us, today is the two-year anniversary of Fidel Castro's death. Well, the two-year anniversary of when Perez Hilton declared him dead, by doodling the word dead over the dictator's wrinkled forehead, in his trademark MS Paint white. Of course, a new photo of the former le ... 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 >>
Ecuador has its first reported case of confirmed swine flu, and the victim is an 11 year-old boy who had arrived only days earlier from Miami. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade now has 12 confirmed cases. Being such an international hub certainly puts Miami-Dade at risk for swine flu, but it also places us ... More >>
Today's Hugo Chavez's tenth anniverary in power. He's messed with everybody's brains since taking the oath of office -- and he has brought a voice to a lotta poor Venezuelans, many of whom have come to Miami. But this caudillo ain't slick. He's lucky. Oil revenues have soared to the point where he's ... More >>
Hang on tightly to those Picassos at Basel. Art crime is on the rise.
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