Ever since he earned a midsummer promotion to the Dodgers last year, Cuban defector Yasiel Puig has been the most electrifying man in Major League Baseball -- flying heedlessly into walls, smacking absurd home runs, and annoying columnists by showing up late to games and speeding in his sports car. ... More >>
A white '80s Dodge Ram work van idles near the public boat ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The ride has no windows, giving it a Silence of the Lambs vibe. Strapped to the roof is a crude homemade sign that owner Eugene "Jobie" Steppe stenciled with a striking advertisement: "FULL BODY BU ... More >>
After criss-crossing the world for the past six weeks -- not to mention fighting Castro's government censors for more than six years -- Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez finally delivered the speech she said she had been waiting for "all my life."Speaking in front of hundreds of exilios and almost as many ... More >>
Mitt Romney made Barack Obama his bitch during last week's presidential debate. He lied and obfuscated; flip-flopped and feigned outrage; flapped his finely manicured hands and blamed Obama for allegedly leading us down the path to socialist serfdom. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media promptly rew ... More >>
We're not sure if we should be flattered or slightly afraid that Xiamen, a major city in China, has decided to model its future growth after our humble little town."Xiamen and Miami are at the same altitude, and I believe Xiamen has the potential to be a global tourist destination like Miami," Zh ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesCynthia Aguilar, Miami Beach lifeguard and paddleboard record holderLast year, she was undermined by stinging jellyfish and wicked ocean currents. This time around, it was all smooth paddling.Cynthia Aguilar, a Miami Beach lifeguard featured in our November People issue, complet ... More >>
The Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider conviction of the Cuban Five.
Sports geeks set sail on the Aquasino
Brenda Lanzendorf's underwater excavations reveal Biscayne Bay's secret past
In this age of artistic appropriation, everything is fair game
Next stop for Miami's Latin underground: Hope
Architecture, painting, and imagination
Cuba after Castro? Don't be left out!
Second year running, Miami gets a homegrown film festival
Immigration attorney Cheryl Little spent years banging her head against INS bureaucracy, until a Haitian boat cracked it open
He may be across the ocean, but Czech Pres. Havel's Cuban-exile headaches have already begun
The voices of Cubans, here and from the island, are resounding onstage
The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Ramon Saul Sanchez's Democracy Movement unveils a new twist on the venerable sit-in protest: The float-in
In his native Cuba he was a film star. Here in the States he's just another car salesman with a dream.
Reinaldo Arenas detested Miami's exile culture as much as Castro's tyranny, and he wasn't shy about saying so
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
Miami's revolutionaries may not be plentiful but they're persistent
So where's that Cuban musical invasion?
The importance of being Cuban gets a fresh hearing
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers
From the issue of August 10, 2000
A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Elian Gonzalez: Still mum after all these years
The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.
Glexis Novoa's "Recent Works"
A Bicycle Country
Juan Garcia Pino was obeying a higher law when he rescued nineteen family members fleeing Cuba. But a more mundane law ruined everything.
When it comes to home security, you can't beat a house designed to withstand an atom bomb.
Club Tropigala's heritage dates back to nineteenth-century Cuba, but when the curtain rises, this could only be Miami
How a Miami businessman got rich doing business with Cuba - and lived to shout about it
Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.