Back in the 1970s, while working on George McGovern's doomed presidential bid in Texas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch shared a room with two driven young Yalies named Bill and Hillary Clinton. via Wikimedia CommonsWhen the man from Hope won the White House in '92, Clinton i ... More >>
Robert Kelly certainly has the tricks of the spy trade down pat. He talks in mysterious acronyms, like "NOC" -- which stands for "no official cover." He refuses to have his photo taken. He talks about elaborate take-downs and ruses straight out of a Burn Notice plot.Getting the full truth is much ... More >>
Criminals are everywhere at the nation's best-known Cuban eatery.
Melt this commissioner
Vamos a Cuba has become an unlikely political lightning rod
Evil condo developers, Cuban city builders, and more about Art Teele
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
Letters from the Issue of July 21, 2005
Clandestine meetings and a hungry press
With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter
Surely there's more to local literature than crime and exile
Did NBC "professionalize" Channel 51's Cuba coverage? Or just weaken it?
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
The art scene in Miami is ready to detonate, and Robert Chambers wants to light the fuse
Can the Miami Herald polish up its old luster by importing a columnist from an "edgy" free weekly?
After the fire, the fire still burns
They came to Miami. They gathered publicly. They showed no fear. And they trashed the Cuba embargo.
What was once a quaint Cuban festival is now part pan-Latino flag rally; part Hispanic marketer's dream
As the university grows and grows, it has hit some of its neighbors
Juan Carlos Diaz had a healthy escort business going. He was ready for the next enterprise
Will Eddie Lee Macklin accomplish more in death than he did in life? Don't count on it.
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
The Federal Election Commission has a few questions for an influential Miami political action committee
On his way out, Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin takes aim and fires
Miami mayoral candidate Manny Diaz may look like an outsider, but his political history places him squarely on the inside
After a legendary career as president of the Miami ACLU, John de Leon is heading even further south
For decades Estrella Rubio has been a street-level general in el exilio's army. But her style of leadership, along with her health, is now fading fast.
From the issue of December 28, 2000
Three scenes from a botched election
From the issue of October 12, 2000
Young Demetrio Perez knows that when it comes to politics in Miami, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger
In one Little Havana church, there's no room for Love
Alvaro Fernandez takes on Bruno Barreiro, his friends, and all their money. Ask him if he's worried.
Colombia's immigrant population is finally seeking a political power base in Miami-Dade
Rolando Bolaños lied and got away with it, but stay tuned
Letters from the issue of June 22, 2000
A Spokane politician wants to make Castro pay -- literally
Letters from the issue of June 15, 2000
Julian Jorge Reyes, a child of Castro's revolution, turned against his leader. Now he's taking on el exilio.
An 82-year-old political heavyweight spars with a firefighter half his age, and the fans go wild
Miami's mayoral meltdown has a long and nasty history
When an INS officer confronted el Pescador and Elian, he didn't know what he was facing
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
Miami's Santería devotees are a lot closer to the Elian crisis than people might imagine
Ramon Saul Sanchez is an exile leader with charisma, style, and a strong sense of drama
A Modest Proposal for Elian Gonzalez
The Flighty Nun
Used, Abused, and Alone