Thanks to the government shutdown, national parks are closed, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be sent home without a paycheck, and all federal government activities considered non-essential will effectively halt. However, controversial and ineffective government-sponsored broadcasts ... More >>
While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no. Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Vene ... More >>
Florida's legislature is not famous for passing competent, legally sound bills. (Remember when they tried to forbid doctors from talking to patients about guns and the courts were like, "LOL! First Amendment. No." Good times.)Still, it takes a particularly dumb law to simultaneously piss off all of ... More >>
Imagine how the last fifty years of Miami history would have played out if Fidel Castro had been sitting on an arsenal of 100 tactical nuclear missiles just 90 miles away from Florida.That's exactly what nearly happened after the Cuban Missile Crisis, according to new documents made public this morn ... More >>
It's one thing that Mitt Romney passed over Cuban-American Marco Rubio for Paul Ryan, but it's quite another that Ryan has a history of support for lifting the Cuban embargo. Ryan's flip-flopping voting record on the issue certainly has Miami talking on the day Romney comes to town.Ryan arrived in C ... More >>
Nope, you didn't misread that headline. DJ and electronic music producer The Polish Ambassador (AKA David Sugalski) is giving away the greatest gift in the world ... Free music. And not just one song. But all of them. That's over seven hours of music.
Farm workers will protest Publix on International Human Rights DayThe Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are planning to picket the newly opened Publix on KIllian Parkway and SW 104th Street on December 11th, International Human Rights Day.The protesters, comprised of dozens of farm workers fro ... More >>
Roger Goun via Wikimedia CommonsFormer New Mexico Gov. and UN ambassador Bill Richardson is in Havana on secret biz.Well, it took 13 months, but we were right: a top-level US diplomat is visiting Cuba.And although former New Mexico governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson is no Hillary Clinton, ... More >>
More than 50 members of the Colombian "Bandas Criminales" (AKA BACRIM) drug-trafficking organization have been rounded up after a joint operation based out of Miami. It's the biggest bust of the emerging drug-trafficking gang since Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern Di ... More >>
Nixon and Obama react to Garvin's attempt at humor. President Obama's foreign policy perhaps deserves a closer look than the media is giving it. However, it might not have been the best idea for the Miami Herald's TV critic and occasional libertarian columnist Glenn Garvin to open his c ... More >>
photo by Martina Harris via Wikimedia CommonsWikileaks founder Julian Assange is looking more and more like a man without a country -- after releasing thousands of embarrassing diplomatic cables over the weekend, his homeland, Australia, is investigating whether he broke any laws. His would-be ad ... More >>
What the hell has gotten into Fidel? First, the long-time antagonist of Israeli foreign policy took a big whack at Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, demanding that he "stop slandering the Jews."Now, in a new interview just published online, Fidel seems to flat out admit that the fruits of hi ... More >>
Cuba has been a communist state for more than 50 years, but that doesn't mean there isn't lots of underground capitalism going on. For almost as long as the United States has had a trade embargo on the island nation, there's been a significant amount of black-market activity. You can place all s ... More >>
Fidel Castro may indeed be 83 percent dead, based on our crack team of unpaid but enthusiastic scientists' latest calculations, but that 17 percent still kickin' can spin a better conspiracy theory than Rush Limbaugh.(On second thought, isn't Castro basically Cuba's Rush at this point? He spends his ... More >>
Twelve students from Lynn University in Boca Raton are amongst those stuck in Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earth quake. One student was able to send a text message to a parent, and reports that all twelve are safe. The group was traveling with Food for the Poor, a charitabl ... More >>
Miami New Times has kicked some ass in the last decade. We have changed the course of the city and it has changed us. What follows is a list of some of our most significant stories -- of course, everyone has their own opinions. What are yours?Admitting TerrorBy Bob NormanThe immigration service's ... More >>
Surprise, surprise! Politicians who were in favor of easing sanctions on Cuba changed their mind once they got big donations from the U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee. [Herald] City of Miami politics sucks so much, sort of like a vacuum. So now their is a vacuum of power, if you w ... More >>
Last time President Obama had a surprise opening for Commerce Secretary The League of United Latin American Citizens sent a him a list of ten possible candidates including Mayor Manny Diaz. Well, here we are again with another opening for Commerce, and LULAC again sent their list. Missing this ... More >>
Black Mountain Jagjaguwar
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
Diplomatic Immunity II Koch
Film festival in South Beach faces elections head-on
With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter
Presidential advisor Karen Hughes draws a crowd at Books & Books, a very, very divided crowd
Exelon plans to build a new nuclear power plant. Ho-hum.
Bad Boys II
The State Department's antiterrorism effort keeps Cuban acts off Latin Grammy Awards
They came to Miami. They gathered publicly. They showed no fear. And they trashed the Cuba embargo.
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Mad cow disease, part 3
Cuban salsero Issac Delgado played Miami without incident. Then the government accused him of breaking the law.
Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed
Wouldn't you love to rub shoulders with a man who has been knighted by the Queen of England, honored by the Pope, and appointed our local Liberian ambassador? Of course you would!
Has outspoken firefighter Douglas Jewett spoken out once too often?