Father Jose Antonio Fortea, author of a famous treaty on demonology, spent about an hour with the press at Miami's Archdiocese on Friday. He framed the conversation around the idea that people are turning toward secular solutions or other faiths to overcome spiritual obstacles. Fortea, who is from ... More >>
Earlier this week, Richard "Kudo" Couto's Animal Rescue Mission busted its latest illegal slaughterhouse. Four men connected to VIP Animal Sales have been arrested and charged with selling horse meat and abusing dozens of animals. But Couto says there's more to the story. His investigations into ... More >>
North Miami Beach has fired two police department employees after they allegedly were caught in the office trying to cast a Santeria curse on the city manager shortly before mass layoffs were planned. Veteran officer Elizabeth Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez were canned last week over ... More >>
I made the mistake of eating breakfast while opening an e-mail from a Riptide reader recently. It stated: "Hey good folks at The Miami New Times...here's something worth checking out." That nice greeting ensured that I would read on: "There's an under current of activity here in Miami-Dade with t ... More >>
"One fellow is celibate, others are in gay relationships, and the rest are back to dating"
Neighbors are squawking about a Santería ritual. But the Supreme Court says it's okay
Miami's Santería devotees are a lot closer to the Elian crisis than people might imagine
A vicious fight is raging among the high priests of newly fashionable Santeria, where Websites beckon and the gods are far from crazy