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Joan Lenard

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Liberty City Seven Denied A New Trial Despite Juror Shenanigans

    photo by Tim ElfrinkNaudimar Herrera, who was cleared of charges in the Liberty City Seven case. His co-defendants' appeal was denied.​Next time someone argues that justice is the end result after a trip through American courts, here's the only rebuttal you need: "Liberty City Seven." The informan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Efraim Diveroli Earns Four Years In Prison For Fraudulent Arms Deal To Afghanistan

    ​Efraim Diveroli, the young Miami Beach gun runner who stirred national outrage two years ago with a fraudulent a $300 million Pentagon ammunition deal, listened with downcast eyes yesterday as a federal judge read aloud his sentence: four years in prison, a $250,000 fine and $149,000 in restituti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Candlelight Vigil For Liberty City 7 Draws Dozens Downtown

    Just before 8 p.m. last night, two dozen protesters in white T-shirts stared at the hulking Federal Detention Center downtown and held their breath. From one of the highest, slit-like windows cut into the massive concrete face, a pin-prick of light suddenly waved back and forth. The crowd erupted. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Embarassing Bush-Era Case Stumbling to Predictably Shameful Ending

    Twice before, the government tried to build a laughably flimsy case that six poor Haitian guys from Liberty City were getting ready to "wage a ground war against the United States," in the silly words of disgraced uber-clown Alberto Gonzalez.via Wikimedia CommonsComedy Central.Twice before, juries d ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Armed Again

    Indicted Miami Beach weapons dealer Efraim Diveroli is still making millions of dollars from the U.S. government.

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Liberty City Seven Trial Travesty

    The case against Miami “terrorists” is mired in greed and falsehoods.

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002

    BEST LAWYER

    Joaquin Mendez

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Terrorists, but Our Terrorists

    Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Mother Knows Best

    And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bird of Paradox

    José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    What Spies Beneath

    Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Inside the Wasp's Nest

    In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Cuban Missive Crisis

    For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    The Assassin Next Door

    Chile's infamous undercover operative Armando Fernandez Larios has lived a quiet life in Miami. But his past is about to catch up with him.

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    American Nightmare

    Ernesto Mejia has a good job, a loving wife, and a clean record. So why has he been locked up in Krome for more a year?

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Love and Cuba

    Jorge Mas Canosa says a Miami woman tried to smear his reputation and extort millions from him. She says he is the father of her child. Both have sworn they are telling the truth.

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