Well, it's only Tuesday and there are already quite a few trials coming to an end in Miami courts this week. First there was the international drug lord who got 150 years, then the delusional but smooth con man who was sentenced to five years, and now, naturally, there's the globetrotting pimp who ... More >>
David Llama Lopez, 46, has been arrested and is being held without bond as police investigate a scheme in which he allegedly tried to sell North Miami Senior High School students into sex slavery. Yesterday, the State Attorney's Office Human Trafficking Unit, Miami-Dade Schools Police, and a SWAT ... More >>
Demetrick Cooks told the stripper she might as well get into the car because he planned on following her wherever she went. A week earlier, on New Year's Day, he had gone to the Central Florida bar where she worked, but the exotic dancer had eluded him. After that incident, security guards escorted ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, were arrested on human-trafficking charges Monday after they allegedly forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and stripping at South Beach's only fully nude strip joint, Club Madonna. The State Attorney's Office says the girl, ... More >>
Baseball is America's pastime. But it's also an international business that sucks in scores of foreign-born players every year. Behind that business are men who secret ballplayers into the United States in exchange for a slice of their future earnings. This side of baseball tends to remain in the s ... More >>
Kat Stacks says: "Freedom baby." That's right ... The supergroupie and ex-Tootsie's Cabaret stripper (who scored 2010/11's Best 15 Minutes of Fame by claiming to have humped the entire Young Money crew, Soulja Boy, Bow Wow, and basically every other rapper who ever rolled through Dade, Broward, or ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
Snippets of a homemade snuff film, distorted screams, 8-bit bleeps, slow chainsaw riffs, and some electronic hardcore chick screaming "Too much blood!" That's right ... We're talking about Atari Teenage Riot's explicit vid for "Blood In My Eyes" off its new Dim Mak-released record, Is This ... More >>
Oh, Jesus Christ. Gawker has a whopper of a story today accusing Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora of running the Miami Archdiocese of the Catholic Church like some sort of gay sex mafia.The report, penned by former New Times contributor and theater critic Brandon K. Thorp, gathers information ... More >>
Real men don't buy girls -- but it's cool if they stand next to naked boys.No one is saying bearded celebrity pretty boy Ashton Kutcher is wrong for using his public influence to help combat underage sex trafficking. But when we published a feature calling him out for his obviously phony stats, h ... More >>
via DNA Foundation's FacebookReal men get their facts straight.Nobody is going to argue that underage sex trafficking is a good thing, but what happens when media panic spreads false information? Does it really help the cause? As part of the Village Voice Media's investigative series on The Truth ... More >>
Daysi Jaques if charged with helping run a prostitution ring.Seven people have been arrested by the Miami-Dade Police Department for running a ring of brothels in Homestead that possibly exploited human trafficking victims. 53-year-old Daysi Jaques, known around the neighborhood as "Mami," is bel ... More >>
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media.
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
via Dominican TodayOut of all the things Haiti needs right now as it continues to rebuild after this year's devastating earthquake are prostitutes. Yet, Time magazine reports today that post-quake Haiti has attracted a startling number of sex workers, mostly women from the neighboring Domini ... More >>
Every week, exiled Cubans are pissed about something. If it's not a Los Van Van concert, it's Hugo Chavez. Protesting outside Versailles is their idea of a Glee club, and their favorite pastime is tacking on new crimes, no matter how far-fetched, to Fidel Castro's long list of offenses. In this ... More >>
The young Hialeah boat captain caught transporting eight immigrants to Boynton Beach this past January will serve up to three years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra sentenced 28-year-old Jovel Dominguez-Hernandez to 36 months yesterday for human smuggling. The indictment notes ... More >>
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
How can someone with such a background be getting taxpayer money?