A Miami man who was busted for trying to fence a half-million bucks in jewels is at the center of controversial raids on pot dispensaries in Colorado. Juan Guardarrama, a 49-year-old with such a lengthy criminal record that cops called him "Tony Montana," was arrested in a Miami hotel room in June ... More >>
WLRN Radio, the area's largest and best public radio station, on Wednesday publicly spanked long-time radio talk show host Joseph Cooper . An open letter to the community from station general manager John Labonia states: "... We want to apologize to our South Florida listeners for the decision mad ... More >>
In early August, Miami-Dade Police made a big hullabaloo about busting four county employees who allegedly pocketed about $3,100 in entrance fees to Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. Well, now it turns out the bigger thieves were actually the detectives investigating Jamal Sheffield, Charles Simons, C ... More >>
Well, Tomas Regalado is now all but certain to be Miami's mayor again for the next four years. According to reports from both The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, his main competitor, commissioner Francis Suarez, is expected to drop out of the race after a turbulent period in his campaign.
Linda Perez walked into the Coral Gables Cosmetic Center Monday prepared to undergo a routine breast augmentation, a surgery performed over 400,000 times a year in the US -- and within hours she was unconscious in Mercy Hospital's intensive care unit, with likely brain damage. CBS Miami is reporti ... More >>
With the iconic Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald neon sign torn down, the parking lot locked up and barren, and the building abandoned, it's amazing how quickly 1 Herald Plaza has faded into history. Drive past today and it feels like eons ago that it was the center of Dade's newspapering world, even th ... More >>
Is there really that much difference between a car alarm and your average Skrillex track anyway? Two young men were arrested in Doral on Wednesday for stealing from cars. They later admitted they planned to sell the stolen items in order to buy Ultra tickets.
John Eugene Enabnit may be homeless, but apparently he's found a way to match Ivanka Trump's jet-setter lifestyle.Enabnit was arrested Sunday at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa after trying to contact the Donald's daughter. He had just been arrested back in February for harassing Trump at a pe ... More >>
Things have gone sour for Banah Sugar. The fledgling, troubled Hialeah-based sugar company has filed for bankruptcy protection less than a year after city and county leaders renamed a local roadway "Banah Sweet Way" and promised to give the firm $400,000 in tax breaks if it hired 300 people. On Jul ... More >>
If you were one of the dwindling number of people who still wake up to the physical edition of The Miami Herald you were greeted by news you've likely known about for roughly 24 hours now: the Miami Dolphins are asking for tax money to pay for a $400 million upgrade to Sun Life Stadium.So did the He ... More >>
If you tried to click through the Miami Herald's site this morning, you were in for a nasty surprise: The salad days of riding that Herald gravy train for free are over, you freeloader. Starting today, that Fred Grimm addiction of yours is gonna cost ya, up to $15.99 a month.Here at New Times, we're ... More >>
Frank Cairo is used to being on camera. He currently works for TV Azteca, but has had hosting stints on Univision, Telemundo and Mega TV. Though, his latest on-camera work shows him stealing two lawn chairs and a rug from his neighbors apartment in Doral. Cairo, whose real name is Ivan Valdés, was ... More >>
It feels like only yesterday that we were shaking our hips with Gloria Estefan in a record-breaking 119,969-person conga line at Calle Ocho. But that was March of 1988, Reagan was in still office, and Miami New Times was only a fortnightly newspaper, not the massive multimedia empire that it is ... More >>
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Forward Motion Records CEO and Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo. The musician's mother, Araceli Perdomo, died last night after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 66 years old. Like her son, Araceli Perdomo was a local ... More >>
For 13 years, Hialeah Gardens Police Officer Jorge Romero has been charged with patrolling his city for crime. This morning he found himself charged with an actual crime. FBI agents arrested him for alleged participation in a gang of thieves that terrorized cargo trucks and made off with valuable ... More >>
A story that started yesterday with blogger Al Crespo posting a mysterious, voided city check for $200,000 ended with more ammo fed into the raging firefight between the Miami Police Department and City Hall when Chief Miguel Exposito admitted the check was part of a huge payout he was offered to ... More >>
A flyer for the event featured Prado Avenue's lion sculptures dressed in drag.It's quite a human rights paradox. Next month, the Cuban parliament will discuss a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on the Communist isle, yet GLBT citizens are, like all Cubans, discouraged from gathering and ... More >>
By Michael McElroyJames Cason's battle with Cuba continues.Cuba's communist government is looking to disrupt James Cason's run for Coral Gables mayor, bringing some Cold War era spookiness to the City Beautiful's election season. Earlier this month, the American ex-diplomat, whom Fidel Castro nic ... More >>
It's pretty fun watching South Florida's daily newspapers try to describe the "crotch-related gesture" that got Miami Heat guard Eddie House fined this week. Or, more specifically, not try-- because the Herald can't get away with saying "testicles" unless it's a cancer-related story, and eve ... More >>
More than two decades ago, I sat down to work in a sterile office in Doral, and a young woman next to me began swearing like a sailor. "Coño," she said louder than any office voice I had ever heard. "This salad sucks."Mindy Marques Gonzalez was the little sister to a bunch of determined newspape ... More >>
Proceeds from a $40 million ponzi scheme were used to buy Lladros just like this one.Yesterday, Luis Felipe Perez, a Hialeah jeweler who federal prosecutors say swindled $40 million from victims who invested in his Ponzi scheme, agreed to plead guilty to one count of securities fraud and one coun ... More >>
Flourishing among kitsch, a couple of gems off Calle Ocho
It ain't majestic, but it floats
Patricia Poleo, a Venezuelan journalist and political activist, is accused of murder. She's in exile in Miami.
"Miami residents should take development where we can get it. Its basically our last chance."
In this age of artistic appropriation, everything is fair game
Good thing Che Guevara died young, otherwise film directors and book authors would be at a loss
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Rolando Barral's long, bumpy ride as the Johnny Carson of Latin TV
From the issue of October 11, 2001
Looking back on ten days in spring that changed the landscape
"Newspaper rewrites paragraph, reveals possible Castro infiltration of U.S. government radio station"
That's El Nuevo Herald. All the news that's fit to print, as long as it's short, simple, and easy to read.
The Miami Herald took on the world's biggest news story -- and flopped
Letters from the issue of March 2, 2000
Weaving tangled Webs
July 23 - 29, 1998
Tenacious Cuban journalists Olance Nogueras and Lazaro Lazo were strangers in their homeland. Now they are strangers in ours.
Cuban exile and WRHC-AM sports talk-show host Minito Navarro has always had a passion for punchers
The short and sour career of El Nuevo's Alvaro Vargas Llosa
The Herald flew a Cuban diplomat down for a visit from Washington A but you probably don't care about trivial stuff like that
Weeks before the controversial tale of a Cuban double agent set Miami abuzz, the Miami Herald and Channel 51 engaged in a little intrigue of their own