Two weeks ago, Riptide broke the story that Shawn Loftis -- known on film as Collin O'Neal -- was canned from his Miami Dade Public Schools substitute teaching job when a principal found out about his prolific gay porn career. Loftis tells us he still plans to fight the firing. In the meant ... More >>
Nine months ago, former Cuban President Fidel Castro said Osama bin Laden was a CIA agent who never failed to pop up when George W. Bush needed a foil. "Bush never lacked for bin Laden's support," Castro said at the time. "He was a subordinate."Now that bin Laden is gone, however, el comanda ... More >>
walksydneystreets.netRefreshing! Like Cuba's economic reformsOver the past decade, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has become the Cuban government's number one supporter. His oil subsidies help keep the embargoed island afloat and, in return, he welcomes Cuban doctors to Caracas's poor, inner-c ... More >>
For the past 30 years or so, Miami newspapers have prepared for Fidel Castro's death. Soon after I arrived at the Herald in 1989, I updated a lengthy obituary of the Cuban dictator that was kept on file at the newspaper. Even then, the article's author, Guy Gugliotta, had left the paper. We scramble ... More >>
Peronist Argentine President Cristina Kirchner had a face-to-face chit chat with Fidel Castro today, and told the Government's press agency that Castro seems to be in good health. This conflicts with recent front page news that Castro is near death. She also reports that Castro watched Obama's swear ... More >>
Hey, have you heard? Fidel Castro might totally be dying! Seriously, some guy who served Riptide a café cubano on Calle Ocho says his brother in Matanzas is tight with Fidel's chauffeur's third cousin who told him that Fidel is ALREADY DEAD.Hey, it's as reliable a source as any on the bearded one's ... More >>
Fidel Castro was last seen in public in July 2006 and has become a nefarious recluse ever since. He is like the Howard Hughes of notorious dictators. Now his BFF Hugo Chavez says we'll likely never see Castro or his beard in public again. "That Fidel in his uniform who walked the streets and tow ... More >>
Fidel and Vladimir Gundjaev The haggard remains of Fidel Castro made headlines earlier this month for meeting with a Russian Orthodox priest in Havana. The story was newsworthy mostly because the meeting produced the first photo of the ailing Cuban dictator since early this summer. But a larger ... More >>
Fidel Castro's 82-year old body may be failing him. But, dios mio, his famed obstinance has never been healthier. You'd think it might be hard to defend a taekwondo athlete who used his potentially lethal skills to attack a sporting judge. But, oh my Capitalist swine, you know little about Cuba's m ... More >>
Fidel Castro hasn't been retired for even a week. Still, he just couldn't hold off on publishing an anti-US missive. The latest, he claims: President Bush wants to annex Cuba. ''I had planned to stop writing these reflections for at least 10 days,'' Castro wrote. ``But I didn't have the right to ke ... More >>
Citng his "critical health condition" Fidel Castro stepped down as Cuba's president and commander-in-chief on Tuesday, ending a tenure as head of state that lasted nearly a half century, according to Granma, the official publication of the Cuban Communist Party. It appears Castro gave no notice of ... More >>
Just the Funny finds a home for its comedy.
Betrayed by the U.S. government and their own country, they want to be remembered.
The city is abuzz with rumors that Fidel Castro has gone to that big communist gulag in the sky. Here's what we know: folks who picked up the phones at City Hall, Miami Police, Metro-Dade police and the county emergency center so far deny the rumors. So does Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's offic ... More >>
El Jefe and Hef turn 81
A press champion This week in Cuba: Cuban officials have declined to renew a reporting visa for a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Gary Marx, saying that his stories have been "negative." The reporter has been ordered to leave Havana pronto. And...bedridden dictator Fidel Castro has r ... More >>
El dictador Today's Associated Press poll regarding Fidel Castro that was printed nationwide and in the Miami Herald wasn't particularly newsworthy. Sixty-four percent of Americans have a "very or somewhat unfavorable" opinion of the island's dictator. Yawn. What was really interesting, ... More >>
Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero
Caught between Iraq and a hard-line place
When trade sanctions, bluster, and a few bombs don't work, you gotta try something else
The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators
They came to Miami. They gathered publicly. They showed no fear. And they trashed the Cuba embargo.
You've seen the revolutionary photo, now here's the soap opera
Every year millions of your dollars are pumped into Radio and TV Martí. What do you get in return?
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
If you disagree with what they do, why defend their right to do it?
In his native Cuba he was a film star. Here in the States he's just another car salesman with a dream.
Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?
Correspondence from our readers
Delusions of candor
Why Cubans Call the Ministry of Culture the "Mystery of Culture"
A pair of Miami filmmakers head to Sundance with a new motion picture about a congressman turned Castro spy
Bernardo Benes helped free hundreds of Cuban political prisoners twenty years ago. Hardliners in Miami hate him for it.
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
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.
Marion and Orlando de Cardenas aided Fidel Castro when the Cuban revolution was still a daydream, not a bad dream
For more than fifteen years, master Castro imitator Armando Roblan has been sending up El Tirano
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
In the turbulent and often virulent world of Spanish-language radio, two things are certain: Fidel will be the debate, and Tomas Garcia Fuste will prevail
Diario las Americas published a propagandized version of a dispatch from Havana. Cuban officials blamed it on the writer.