Downtown Miami's first Juan Valdez Cafe opens this Wednesday, July 30 at 101 NE 2nd Ave. The coffee shop, which stars the fictional coffee grower in pictures and emblazoned on coffee mugs, features both blended and single origin coffees prepared in a variety of ways. The cafe, one of which is locat ... More >>
At El Atlacatl, a decades-old restaurant in Little Havana, you have a better chance of being served by owner Napoleon Moreno's brown-eyed daughters than a waitress. Karla, 28 years old, and Flor, 25, have infectious smiles, hourglass figures, and long brown hair that fades to auburn around their nar ... More >>
On the outside, La Palapa Hondureña (formerly known as Adelita's Café) is anything but memorable. Surrounded by louder venues such as a vapor shop and a Papa John's, the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that are plastered with karaoke posters and the emblematic palapa, an open-sided dwellin ... More >>
Traditionally, fast food work has been considered entry-level, with the majority of employees being students needing a few dollars in their pocket. These days that's no longer the case, with many adults taking jobs at McDonald's, Burger King, and the like to provide for their families. According to ... More >>
Did you know that pimps in Miami may be competitive with each other over their style of shoes but are more than willing to cooperate to avoid prosecution? Or that brothels here can often be a family business? Or that the overall sex trade income has declined since 2003? The Urban Institute has rel ... More >>
With all of the attention Miami Spice gets this time of year, you probably had no idea that the 6th annual Taste of Central America starts today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral right now. A world of cuisine will be prepared from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua pr ... More >>
In Daytona Beach, just a few miles away from Johnny Rockets and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, a teeny restaurant serves pupusas, pastelitos, and mondongo from a mobile home. At $5 a pair, the pupusas at Chucherias Hondureñas are the best I've had in quite awhile. A yellow-tinged disk made with maize ... More >>
Nowadays, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has got plenty of money. More than $200 million of it in secret accounts around the world, in fact. But when he launched Bain Capital in 1983, Romney had trouble raising the cash for the private equity project. So he turned to super-wealthy Centr ... More >>
It's a funny thing finding a barbecue joint in Miami. You never know what you're gonna get.Enter Mad Man Jack's BBQ, a newborn to Miami. It's been open for just over two months, peddling solid Alabama-style 'cue from an unassuming location.Walk in and notice the quintessential "Southern" vibe most b ... More >>
The annual Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index is out, and Cuba continues to have the least freedom of the press in our part of the globe. No other country in the Americas even comes close to Cuba's lowly ranking. Meanwhile, the United States fell 27 places in the rankings in a worrisom ... More >>
Jacob KatelCaribbean VendettaHundreds gathered in Jose Martí Park yesterday in Little Havana, tromped east on Calle Ocho into Brickell then paraded through downtown Miami in a protest march that heard just as many "Sak ap fets?" as "Que bola aseres?" alongside chants of "End The Fed," and "If yo ... More >>
Paula NiñoThe wait is over. After temporarily opening during Art Basel and Wynwood art walks, Panther Coffee will open for good this Saturday, June 11. Permitting delays kept owners Joel and Leticia Pollock from permanent operation of their coffee shop earlier this year as planned. The P ... More >>
You can easily while away most of a weekend day at Redland Market Village Bargain Town, which is located at the intersection of South Dixie Highway and SW 244th Street. The name, perhaps, sums up the many functions of the indoor/outdoor complex. Yes, it sprawls to nearly the size of a small town, ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
Accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles has been awaiting trial for more than a year. But prosecutors keep delaying the damn thing, and Venezuela wants to see some blood already. Today a judge there decided to do the next best thing and extradited a close associate of Carriles's, Francisco Ch ... More >>
One person is murdered every two hours in Venezuela, according to new statistics released by the independent Venezuelan Observatory of Violence.The murder rate in the South American country has more than quadrupled since Hugo Chávez came to power in 1999. There were 54 homicides per 100,000 people ... More >>
Michael "Drunk Driving Godzilla" Gongora and Jorge Exposito have won the run-off elections for the Miami Beach Commission. [Herald]And Francis Suarez, son of former mayor Xavier Suarez, has won the run-off in Miami. In 5 days, when he's sworn in, the city will have 3 out of 5 commission seats filled ... More >>
If you thought all Miami hip-hop stood for was balling out, popping pills, selling crack, hitting licks, fucking hoes, and killin fools then you were wrong.The local rap game has rallied behind the cause of TPS (temporary protected status) for Haitians in the United States. TPS is granted to ... More >>
Photos at the Spanish Cultural Center remind us wars linger.
Adelita's Café is a hole-in-the-wall worth finding
A Salvadoran boy awaits the birthday that renders him a warrior
A Salvadoran boy awaits the birthday that renders him a warrior
A photographer's obsession with obsession is a study of exquisite pain and profoundly weird pleasure
John Kerry once took a shot at Miami's Felix Rodriguez for his part in the Iran-contra scandal. Now the Bush family friend is shooting back.
Pig out on Salvadoran pupusa -- but don't forget the loroco!
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
One guess who'll control access to the Internet
The Institute of Maya Studies
March 19-25, 1998
Full of dark truths, new Cuban films and videos raise the shades on the island's past, illuminate its present, and -- maybe -- predict its future