Drug smokin', Lower East Side squattin', dumpster divin' crust-metal pop-punk crew Leftover Crack is a band that's mastered the art of branding. For 14 years, these dudes have made themselves synonymous with unwashed, disgruntled vagabond youth culture, playing left-field ska-punk laced with death ... More >>
Fidel Castro is not known for his brevity. He once gave a speech that last for more than seven hours, and his written works never exactly skimped on their word counts either. Until recently. Castro's column, Reflections of Fidel, which is carried in virtually all official newspapers in Cuba, have go ... More >>
Elian GonzalezElian Gonzalez is all growed up! Miami's favorite raft-boy turned Cuban propaganda machine turned 18 last night, and in proper Revolutionary fashion celebrated not with a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of rum from his parents liquor stash but with a phone call to Rene Gonzalez, a "C ... More >>
Photo released earlier this year.Elián González knows no life outside of being a pawn of propaganda. His media appearances, seemingly orchestrated by the Cuban government, have become quite common over the past few months to mark the tenth anniversary of his return to Cuba. Now, the Latin Ameri ... More >>
Ten years ago this past June 28, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba and Alex Penelas' rising political star imploded. Miami-Dade's then-county mayor dug his own grave in 2000. Sure he won a second term as mayor, but he double crossed Al Gore during the presidential election and the ... More >>
This April marks the ten year anniversary of when Elian Gonzalez was forcibly removed from the home of relatives in Miami and returned to his father in Cuba. The Cuban propganda machine, ever aware of the symbolism of Elian, has no qualms of exploiting the boy, now 16, when it ... More >>
Babalu Blog and its ilk haven't picked up on this, but we can already imagine their response: "That dirty socialist mainstream media is trying to pull one over on the Cubans by implying that this new attorney general isn't a godless prick who jumped for joy at the though of sending Elian Gonzalez ... More >>
Greg Craig As the Herald reported this morning, several members of Obama's new leadership team in Washington have strong enough ties to the Elian Gonzalez saga to send local Republicans into a tizzy. The AP reports this afternoon that Obama is expected to make Eric Holder the first black attorney ... More >>
Sharing the stories of those who come by sea
Embedded reporters made the military look good in Iraq, but did they do the same for Miami cops?
Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?
Every Saturday this month you can tour Hispanic (okay, Cuban) Miami by bus
Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel
Demetrio Perez, Jr.
Law enforcement's attempts to muzzle the media help no one
Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami
WPLG-TV (Channel 10)
An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.
From the issue of October 5-11, 2000
Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000
Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?
The attorneys who represented Elian's Miami relatives may have a political future
Lazaro Gonzalez's house
A Bicycle Country
Correspondence from our readers
Scenes from a splintered city
Letters from the issue of April 20, 2000
A gaffe a minute
Letters from the issue of April 13, 2000
In response to Alex Penelas's inflammatory Elian speech, hundreds of citizens labeled him a demagogue, a coward, and a traitor. And those are just the epithets we can print.
Welcome to Alex Penelas's Banana Republic
Words that harm, words that, um, harm some more
Letters from the issue of March 2, 2000
Threats and Violence Lead to Tragedy
Letters from the issue of February 17, 2000
Leave the Driving to CANF
When Miami's most famous twerp hit the Internet, Web surfers went wild
The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.
Letters from the issue of January 27, 2000
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami