While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no. Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Vene ... More >>
Only in a country like Venezuela with such tight and ridiculous controls on press freedom could a crossword writer be accused of embedding a call to kill the president's brother in a puzzle. Perez Pirela, a TV pundit who is something like a pro-Chavez Glenn Beck, made the accusation against&nbs ... More >>
Did you expect anything but optimism as the official line from the Venezuelan government following President Hugo Chavez's second surgery in Cuba this week?Vice President Elias Jaua told the country's national chamber today that, "President Chavez is in good physical condition," even after reports s ... More >>
Earlier this month, New Times reported on how South Florida cops routinely track people through their cell phone signals without getting a warrant first. Like cops around the country, they can do so thanks to a Melbourne, Florida-based company called Harris Corp. that makes cell phone spying devi ... More >>
John le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the 1974 spy novel generally regarded as the writer's finest, is predicated on a pair of enigmatic personalities: the colorless bureaucratic master-spook George Smiley and the double agent the Soviets have planted near the top of British intelligence ... More >>
Assange's worst enemy: A former Key West trailer park resident.While asset-hiding Wall Street traders perch on their windowsills waiting for the latest from WikiLeaks -- which plans to soon release more than 2,000 secret banking records of tax-cheats -- founder Julian Assange has bigger fish to f ... More >>
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are currently knee deep in a heap of legal concerns. And their latest, and most ridiculous, comes from a Florida man named David Pitchford who has sued the organization and its figurehead for emotional distress. Pitchford, who lists a Key West trailer park as his addr ... More >>
via Flickr fooosco"We got your milk and cookies right here!"Terrorists know how to hit us where it hurts.Al-Qaeda bombed the World Trade Center, two shiny, towering examples of American capitalism. WTC was chosen partially because it was in New York, America's capital, and second because it repre ... More >>
Anna Ardin: U.S. spy? Sorry, but not in Miami.Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has shaken the Washington D.C. bureaucracy to its core with embarrassing revelations -- from illicit contacts with Fidel Castro to State Department plans to steal credit card numbers from top United Nations offici ... More >>
Julian AssangeUPDATE: WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard---and Worst of All, the MediaWhere are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down WikiLeaks?Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of res ... More >>
photo by Martina Harris via Wikimedia CommonsWikileaks founder Julian Assange is looking more and more like a man without a country -- after releasing thousands of embarrassing diplomatic cables over the weekend, his homeland, Australia, is investigating whether he broke any laws. His would-be ad ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader. His new weapon: a $1 billion judgment against Fidel.
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve.
Old Miami spooks discuss former times and pending threats
Hamas is as close as Ecuador. And they're arguing about American targets.
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
From the issue of April 19, 2001
For nearly four decades the CIA has kept secret the identity of a Miami agent who may have known too much too early about Lee Harvey Oswald
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence
As Miami's Cuban spy trial makes clear, the airwaves are full of intrigue, and all you need is a radio
Chile demands that former secret police agent Armando Fernandez Larios face justice for his role in the murderous Caravan of Death. But he seems to be safe in Miami -- thanks to the U.S. government.
Was Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega really a drug trafficker? Or is it possible he was set up by the U.S. government? Try asking a few dozen people who should know.
Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.
Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel