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 >>
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 >>
Five Republican candidates -- iincluding Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry -- have pulled out of a Univision debate in January. Why? Allegedly it is because of a comment the head of the blockbuster Spanish language channel's made to Florida Sen Marco Rubio's people attempting to blackmail him ... 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 >>
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 >>
It seemed for a while that the worst for the Miami Herald may be over, but the paper just announced that they're cutting 49 jobs across the Miami Herald Media Company. Nine of those positions will come from the Herald's newsroom, with another six coming from El Nuevo Herald's newsroom.
Yesterday was not a good day for the Miami Herald or its parent company, McClatchy. The two top editors at El Nuevo Herald announced they were leaving because, according to the editor and publisher, they couldn't stomach slashing more newsroom jobs. In a positive spin on their departures that appea ... More >>
Flourishing among kitsch, a couple of gems off Calle Ocho
It ain't majestic, but it floats
Superman retires Tom Fiedler may not be Ben Bradlee, but he remains a newspaper warrior, nonetheless. Earlier today, the Miami Herald's soon-to-be-former executive editor received two standing ovations from the crowd attending the Miami Herald Media Co.'s annual meeting at the Radisson Hotel i ... More >>
Patricia Poleo, a Venezuelan journalist and political activist, is accused of murder. She's in exile in Miami.
The gunman who reportedly entered the Miami Herald building this morning was taken into police custory at about 2:30 pm, reportedly with no shots fired. The Herald covered the story as it unfolded within its own building and reported that the man was identified as Jose Varela, a cartoonist for ... More >>
"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
The Fun-Loving Spirit of Miami's Caribbean Carnival: Price-gouging, pepper spray, and personal insults
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
July 23 - 29, 1998
Tenacious Cuban journalists Olance Nogueras and Lazaro Lazo were strangers in their homeland. Now they are strangers in ours.
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