And then there were three. Fernando Gonzalez walked out of a U.S. federal prison in Arizona today after spending 15 years behind bars on charges that he was part of a Fidel Castro-backed Cuban spy ring. Though, he's not a free man quite yet. He was released to immigration officials and will be dep ... More >>
There's no question that in his day, no anti-Castro terrorist was more feared than Luis Posada Carilles. The Miami-based Cuban-American has been convicted abroad for roles in everything from the 1976 bombing that took down a Cuban airliner to a string of Havana hotel bombings in the late 90s. But ... More >>
Poor Ozzie Guillen. Baseball season just got started and already the Miami Marlins skipper has inserted his foot in his mouth.The controversial Venezuelan born manager had the audacity to praise Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an upcoming issue of Time magazine and all hell has broken loose in Miami' ... More >>
Former CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles may have beaten charges in Texas last year, but the aging anti-communist operative ain't in the clear just yet.A Panamanian lawyer requested his extradition today on charges that he plotted to kill then-Cuban president Fidel Castro while in Panama back in 200 ... More >>
Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse has won the Sigma Delta Chi award for the nation's best columns in a nondaily publication.Strouse, a codger who writes so seldom that many people don't even know he can hold a pen, topped all entries for five of his columns, including three about Louis Maxwell, a ... More >>
Luis Posada Carilles can count on Julio Robaina.Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's political campaign contributed $350 to the Luis Posada Carilles defense fund. Last Friday, the 83-year-old Cuban American and ex-CIA operative was acquitted by an El Paso jury of 11 federal charges. He was accused of ly ... More >>
TWCCL is a new weekly installment bringing you all the news you need on the three issues that matter most to Miamians. COCAINE: Big bust of the week: $217 million in cocaine, seized at a shipping port in Kingston. An eight-ball was found at the Kennedy Space Center. This is the second time i ... More >>
In a highly unusual move, three officials from Cuba could take the stand as early as today in the trial of Luis Posada Carrilles, the Miami freedom fighter or terrorist, depending on which side of the Florida straits you live. The officials are expected to testify in federal court in West Te ... More >>
via newscomIf witnesses in the Luis Posada Carrilles trial can be believed, the lies told by the alleged Cuban bomber were due to more than a misunderstanding of el ingles. Posada, who has been tied to a series of bombings in Cuba and the downing of a passenger plane, had told officials he entere ... More >>
via newscomHow good is Luis Posada Carriles' English? That has become a central issue in the trial of the 82-year-old Cuban, who is charged with 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud for lying during immigration proceedings. On Wednesday, Federal prosecutors played tapes of the CI ... More >>
via NewscomLuis Posada CarrilesIn case you needed any more proof that the CIA often is not the most astute judge of character, check out this 1966 report on accused anti-Castro mass murderer Luis Posada Carriles: "Although ... dedicated to the overthrow of Castro, he is not a typical 'boom and ba ... More >>
It's just like Wikipedia, except Fidel gets to edit all your changes.The resurgent Fidel Castro -- riding a new high as the world's foremost peddler of Bilderberg conspiracies -- has lately been helping his island nation lurch toward the Information Age. Last year, we wrote about Cuba's answer t ... More >>
Accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles has been awaiting trial for more than a year. But prosecutors keep delaying the damn thing, and Venezuela wants to see some blood already. Today a judge there decided to do the next best thing and extradited a close associate of Carriles's, Francisco Ch ... More >>
The federal trial of Luis Posada Carriles, accused terrorist and viejito par excellence, has been postponed yet again.It's the second time this year the one-year-old case has been delayed. Carriles, widely seen as the mastermind of a series of bombings in Havana in 1997, and the collapse of a Cuban ... More >>
On Sunday, Cuban television broadcast the first episode of an 8-part miniseries on the various assassination attempts on Fidel Castro.Just another jolly night on Cuban prime-time!Called He Who Must Live, the miniseries covers the "638" attempts on El Supremo's life, including some that took place ... More >>
Back in the 1990s, Ann Louise Bardach -- who speaks Sunday at 11 a.m. with Gerald Posner at the Miami bookfair, made herself infamous in Miami by scoring a huge interview with Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair. Later, she nailed American hypocrisy toward terrorists when talking with Magic City mad bom ... 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 >>
The good news: The roller-skating thief who tormented the Jacuzzi Boys was quickly captured. The bad news: This was not allowed to mature into a thoroughly hilarious, full-scale crime spree. If it appears your child might have a future in the NBA, you might just want to take a bit of time out o ... More >>
Last week, Riptide was all about Eduardo Arocena, the Miami dockworker convicted in 1985 of setting off 32 bombs in Little Havana and Manhattan. A certain mayoral candidate (ahem, Tomas Regalado, ahem) seems to have flirted with supporting Arocena back in the day, not that he'll admit it.via Wi ... More >>
Without any fear of being sued or hit with a massive boycott, we're going to say it right up front, in plain English: Jorge Mas Canosa sponsored terrorism. via wallyg's flickrA monument to Jorge Mas Canosa. Boom. Feels good, right?For years, the press quaked in fear of criticizing the most powerf ... More >>
We know half of the scribes in Miami have their pens waiting in anticipation for the day Fidel dies, but journalist Ann Louise Bardach, author of Cuba Confidential, has gone ahead and written a whole book on the subject. The Daily Beast has the exclusive first excerpts from Without Fidel: A Death ... More >>
"Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"
Giuliani agrees with Miami: Screw the public.
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
"He taught me things that some of these robot teachers would never dare"
Luis Posada Carriles and José Dionisio Suarez Esquivel show their stuff and tell their stories
"We make sure the girls are handling these weapons properly"
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
Miami used to be a punch line, but now the joke is on bored reporters
Just a retiree collecting a pension, police brutality, defensive art scenesters
Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic
John Kerry once took a shot at Miami's Felix Rodriguez for his part in the Iran-contra scandal. Now the Bush family friend is shooting back.
When trade sanctions, bluster, and a few bombs don't work, you gotta try something else
Miami's non-Muslim mullahs are ready to forgive Castro's accused 2000 assassins
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
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