Something is rotten in Miami Beach. Construction is soaring in Sunset Harbour. Lincoln Road is log-jammed with tourists. And Art Basel once again approaches like a billion-dollar beast ready to take a platinum piss all over SoBe. But underneath all of this commerce is the cloying odor of corruption ... More >>
Electric Piquete bass player Michael Mut has a direct connection to the Bay of Pigs. His grandfather spent 18 months in a Cuban prison after John F. Kennedy abandoned him and hundreds of others on La Playa Girón during their invasion to topple Fidel Castro's communist dictatorship. Today, the Cuba ... More >>
The daiquiri, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy, was rumored to have been invented by an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Named after a beach in Santiago, Cuba, the drink simply combined rum, lime, and sugar (ingredients readily fou ... More >>
Despite speculation that Mitt Romney got a bad spray tan or even purposely tried to make his skin darker during a recent Univision forum held at the University of Miami, the truth appears to be a bit less devious. According to ABC News/Univision, the makeup artist on hand that night just went a litt ... More >>
Given Florida's swing state importance, large population and Southern-but-not-quite status, you'd think that someone from this state would have been on a national presidential ticket by now, at least as a running mate.The media is currently rife with speculation that Senator Marco Rubio could be Mit ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsBay of Pigs Memorial in Little Havana.They landed silently in the pre-dawn darkness: small groups of armed men seeking to overthrow Fidel Castro and his young government. Then everything went wrong. Two days later, the mission was in flames.This Sunday marks the 50th annivers ... More >>
President John F. Kennedy's most famous appearance at the Orange Bowl was during a ceremony to welcome back the freed prisoners of Brigade 2506 following the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. While obviously JFK's most significant trip to the now-destroyed historic stadium, it wasn't his only. ... More >>
via ABC NewsJack Tapper at ABC News seems amused by a picture of Obama's brand cigarettes that a reader from Florida sent. Apparently, the presidential pleasure sticks are manufactured by a Uruguayan company, Montepaz, and sold in the States. Aside from that, there's little information about the ... More >>
It wasn't quite as ambitious of a declaration of President John F. Kennedy promising to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, but yesterday President Obama predicted that astronauts will land on Mars within his lifetime."We'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the ... More >>
via Best BuddiesA Kennedy cousin is apparently mulling the idea of entering the family business by making a bid for Florida's Governor's mansion and challenging Florida CFO Alex Sink in the Democratic primary, according to Naked Politics. Anthony Shriver -- son of VP candidate Sergeant Shriv ... More >>
Here at Riptide, we've had a lot of fun lately with recently declassified CIA documents.via Wikimedia CommonsWho is on that grassy knoll?Last week, the spooks gave us files from the 60s that proved Luis Posada Carriles -- Miami's most famous terrorist still walking the streets today -- used to sn ... More >>
"Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"
Betrayed by the U.S. government and their own country, they want to be remembered.
How can someone with such a background be getting taxpayer money?
A downtown monument goes on hiatus
Images of aggression from the boardroom to the battlefield
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Neil Burger fabricates Kennedy's Assassin, and he's mostly on target
Reese Witherspoon goes home to Alabama, and it ain't sweet
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
"Newspaper rewrites paragraph, reveals possible Castro infiltration of U.S. government radio station"
From the issue of April 19, 2001
For nearly four decades the CIA has kept secret the identity of a Miami agent who may have known too much too early about Lee Harvey Oswald
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If you live on 79th Street, you may as well forget about turning out the lights. They're probably already off.
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map
Twenty-three adds it up and envisions the evolution
The housewife who saved FDR's life, the ghosts that roam Vizcaya, the sea serpent of Biscayne Bay, and other Miami legends, yarns, and flat-out lies