Jose Diaz

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Sweetwater's New Police Chief Was Caught on Tape Plotting an '80s Cocaine Heist

    Sweetwater Mayor José M. Díaz sure knows how to pick em. On Thursday, hours after he announced Jesús "Jesse" Menocal would be his city's police chief, CNN Latino Miami reported Díaz's nominee was implicated in an old Miami Police internal affairs investigation involving a drug trafficker and a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Miami May Start Using Inmates For Cheap Labor

    It's a common scene in prison movies set in the deep South: A line of inmates, chained together and decked out in bright orange jumpsuits, dutifully picking up trash or digging a ditch by the side of a dusty road as a shotgun-toting sheriff watches over them through tinted aviator sunglasses.The cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Chick-fil-A: Florida Students Disagree Over Restaurant's Right To Be On Campus

    via Flickr SanFranAnnieShould good food outweigh common decency?​Some people are really serious about food. Chick-fil-A, a Christian restaurant chain, came in as the number one choice in a survey among Florida Gulf Coast University students when asked which restaurants they wanted in their student ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Cyclists Plan Memorial Ride, Protest at City Commission in Carlos Bertonatti Hit-and-Run

    On Riptide's message boards and across the web, Miami's bikers have raged about Sunday's gruesome hit-and-run accident near Key Biscayne that left 44-year-old cyclist Christophe Le Canne dead on the Rickenbacker Causeway. via Miami Dade Police Department​Carlos Bertonatti, a wannabe profess ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 13, 2005
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    October 6, 2005
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    September 29, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Loose Threads

    Handmade crafts find their place in contemporary art

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005
  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Free Bird?

    New evidence may exonerate Luis Diaz, imprisoned for 26 years as the Bird Road Rapist

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    God's Eye on the Sparrow

    Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Long Journey Home

    Three decades after his parents sent him into lonely exile, Tony Gonzalez returned to Cuba to face his demons

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    The Wake-Up Call

    Hamas is as close as Ecuador. And they're arguing about American targets.

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    December 13, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2001

    Top Cop Talks Shop: Yes, we've emerged from the dark ages, but can't we just skip over that part?

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Now Entering Miriamville

    Miriam Alonso may be under criminal investigation but that hasn't distracted her from creating her own city

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    May 6, 1999

    Small Town, Big Hell

    Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts

  • News

    June 15, 1994

    As Sweetwater Turns

    There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.