Federico Moreno

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Judge Approves of Miami's Plan to Strip Homeless of Certain Rights

    Rights extended to homeless people in the City of Miami for years will now be taken away. A federal judge approved of a plan today that will scale back an agreement reached 16 years ago that had allowed homeless in downtown Miami to pitch tents, build fires in parks, and relieve themselves in public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Federal Judge Leaves Miami on the Hook for Cops Who Fired 130 Rounds and Killed Suspect

    In August 2010, three Miami police officers fired at least 130 rounds into 21-year-old Gibson Belizaire, who died from his wounds behind a Little Haiti shop. Belizaire was the sixth young black man killed that year by MPD under then-Chief Miguel Exposito. Belizaire's mother then sued the c ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010
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    October 4, 2010

    Two Years Later, $169 Million Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Courthouse Is Under Repair

    ​When the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Courthouse finally opened in late 2007, the Magic City waxed rhapsodic: "Beautiful" and "elegant," enthused one judge; "(People) will say, 'That's Miami!" exclaimed another. Even this publication swooned, naming the glass behemoth "Best New Building" and praising t ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010
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    April 21, 2009

    Miami Federal Judges Mix Church and State

    Religion in a courthouse? Sounds like the Taliban, right? Or maybe the Inquisition? Hell no, it's just Miami -- a part of America where we don't seem to separate church and state. A new group, the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild, is inviting the public to a mass Thursday by Miami Archbishop John Favalo ... More >>

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005


    October 26, 2004

    Miami International Airport

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Seeing Is Believing

    Los Muñequitos de Matanzas show us what we've been missing for 50 years

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Fair Weather Freedom Fighters

    The Latin Grammys got the headlines, but brave and bruised theater director Alberto Sarraín got the honors

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Elian Plus One

    An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Frank Talk About Free Speech

    Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Wiping Out the Spongers

    A new crackdown on Biscayne Bay's sponge poachers has netted an entire Cuban subculture

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    It's Payback Time

    Eleven years after the ACLU sued the City of Miami for harassing homeless citizens, the plaintiffs will get their cash

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    My Lawyer, the Criminal

    Attorney Russell Carbone played dirty. How dirty? Try conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury.

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    In Pursuit of Willy and Sal, Part Two

    Having lost their case against the drug kingpins, federal prosecutors vowed to convict jury foreman Miguel Moya of bribery. Didn't quite work out that way.

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Nice Indictment, Nobody Home

    When there's a huge drug trial in Miami and no one watches it, does it even matter?

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    The Impossible Victory

    The feds spent years building their case against drug kingpins Willy Falc centsn and Sal Maglutaa. Life in prison was assured. Too bad the jury didn't see it that way.

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    The Trial of Willy & Sal

    Smuggling coke by the ton and making money by the bushel. Getting tortured in Panama and eating smoked pork loin in Houston. The courtroom show is riveting, but like Al says, where's the justice?

  • News

    December 14, 1995
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    June 15, 1994

    The Mysterious Mexican Gorilla Caper

    A notorious animal smuggler. Some eager buyers. A bizarre sting operation. A dark and stormy night. No wonder the jurors could hardly believe what they were hearing.

  • News

    June 9, 1993

    The Collector

    What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a

  • News

    December 16, 1992

    Keep It Coming!

    Coral Gables officials send taxpayers' money to the lawyers in wheelbarrows. Guess they really don't like pretty red news racks.

  • News

    November 6, 1991

    What's All Heart and a Yard Wide?

    When they trotted out the character references at Sarkis Soghanalian's bond hearing, they neglected to consult the people who are suing him