Earlier this week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced that he'll be undergoing cancer surgery for the fourth time in less than two years. Chavez, who has held power in Venezuela since 1999, apparently isn't too optimistic about his chances; he's already named a successor to take his position ... More >>
There is blood in the water, b*tches.Unlike the snooze-fest of a first presidential debate, last night's vice presidential debate was political pugilism at its finest. And after a 90-minute bout, Laughin' Joe Biden edged out an exhausting win over blue-eyed Republican budget boy toy Paul Ryan.Here's ... More >>
Barack Obama swept into town last night in full campaign mode. In a fundraiser at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, the president gave love to the crowd, props to the Heat, and a good ribbing to Republican rival Mitt Romney.During a 35-minute speech sandwiched between reggaeton songs, Obama sought to dra ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, has issued a 46-seco ... More >>
After a thorough beatdown in the Iowa caucuses last night, Newt Gingrich turned this morning to Miami, announcing a new gala fundraiser at the Biltmore that he hopes will re-energize his presidential campaign. Too bad Newt can't ring up legendary Miami arms merchant Sarkis Soghanalian, ... More >>
Burn Notice doesn't tell the half of the absurd real-life characters who call Miami home. Take Sarkis Soghanalian, our very own "Merchant of Death," who sold Saddam Hussein his arsenal, profiteered from dozens of bloody wars, and whenever things went sour, traded his freedom for juicy CIA intel o ... More >>
In a major development, Cuba went to the United Nations yesterday and announced it wanted it to normalize relations with the United States. However, Michele Bachmann won't have it. Not because of anything like "prove facts" or a "rationale and informed understanding of the issue," but because she ... 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 >>
The terrorist-samba in action.Farid Khavari would like to have a word with you over your radio airwaves. The outsider candidate for governor has bought some ad time to let you know that, while his name may lead the prejudiced and idiotic to believe he's an Osama-lovin' al Qaeda operative, he's reall ... More >>
President CorreaNational police in Ecuador are pissed at President Rafael Correa. So pissed that riots have broken out in the capitol, and Correa claims he is the victim of an attempted coup. The police unleashed the protest after they say Correa cancelled promised promotions and bonuses.
Fidel Castro is ready for his first closeup in years. After pictures surfaced in the past few days that pro-government sources claim are of the ailing dictator making a rare public appearance, Cuban media reports Castro will appear on Cuban television tonight to promote his theory that the United ... More >>
Poet Gabrielle CalvocoressiBorn in Central Connecticut, poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi now lives in Los Angeles and teaches. Her accolades are numerous--Stegner Fellowship, Jones Lecturer, Rona Jaffe Women Writer's Award, Bernard F. Conners Prize, Connecticut Book Award--but even they don't prepare ... More >>
Oliver Stone predicts he'll have a hard time finding distribution for his latest documentary, South of the Border, a cinematic love letter to Venezuela's controversial president, Hugo Chávez. "This is a bigger issue than Mr. Chávez and South America," Stone tells Reuters. "Not only ... More >>
Sorry Leonard Pitts Jr., you can't have your cake and eat it too. In March, The Miami Herald's star columnist dashed off a "you damn kids, stay off my lawn"-style column in which he solemnly promised never to used Twitter, and claimed it's only useful for those who find "value in banality, ... More >>
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.
The shuttlecock travels at twice the speed of a Major League fastball
If you bump into Lucrecia Martel at the Miami International Film Festival, don't ask her about metaphors
Mi nombre es Róger Calero and yes, I will tax the rich by 100 percent!
Your unofficial guide to all that's hanging
To intense effect, one artist chooses the primary colors of light over pigment
Swap jailed Cuban spies for jailed Cuban dissidents
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
The antiwar battle continues
What do Hillary Clinton, Bob Graham, and Dorrin Rolle have in common? They're all wooing helpful partners
From the week of February 13, 2002
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
June 24 - 30, 1999
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map
Either the feds mistakenly raided their auto parts shop, or the Senorans family has been sniffing too much Armor-All
Why is it that naming a U.S. Attorney for Miami seems to be one of the world's most complicated tasks?
A presidential candidate we can all get behind