The Ponzi scheme epidemic of 2008 kicked off with part-time Palm Beach resident Bernie Madoff, and then hit Florida much harder than most states. That's the consensus of a new Forbes analysis, which found that Florida was second in total number of dollars lost to Ponzis, trailing only New York, and ... More >>
Gaston E. Cantens, a former advisory board member for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School who used his prominence in Miami's Cuban-American community to target the elderly, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a $135 million Ponzi scheme.
Saving the Glades could mean screwing these guys.
Starting today, the mayor, the governor and dozens of environmental activists are getting together at the Hilton to discuss the future of the Everglades, which is timely, since the state's proposal to buy $1.34 billion of farmland from U.S. Sugar is now facing a legal challenge from rival Florida Cr ... More >>
Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus
Forget the awful past, say Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul, Florida's sugar barons. It's time to make nice and go into real estate.
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén
The ACLU claims Dade County is using a temporary employment law to keep Hispanic day laborers off the job and in jail