Miami International Airport

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    December 14, 2012

    $2.7 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized at Miami Airport

    It takes a lot of balls to straight up pack your luggage full of nothing but cocaine. For an unknown drug trafficker that gamble didn't pay off.Federal customs agents at Miami International Airport uncovered 230 pounds of cocaine packed inside three suitcases yesterday.

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    February 20, 2012

    Miami International Was the Fastest Growing American Airport in 2011

    ​In what should be good news for the local tourism industry, Miami International Airport was the fastest growing major American airport in terms of passenger growth this year. That makes MIA the 12th busiest airport in the country with 38.3 million passengers passing through its gates last year.

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    December 2, 2011

    Miami International Airport Gets Its Own Reality Show

    Reality television watchers love drama, dysfunction and dread, so it only makes sense that Miami International Airport is set to be the star of its own reality show, or excuse us, "docu-drama." The Travel Channel will start airing the program next year.

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    May 17, 2011

    Vote Yes On Question #56 And Fight Public Corruption

    Norman Braman's advice to voters notwithstanding, there is a measure on the ballot that deserves a resoundingly emphatic YES! And that is the question asking voters to make the Miami-Dade Inspector General's office a permenant part of the county's home rule charter -- in effect our local constitutio ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Two Caught Bringing Guns to Miami International Airport

    ​We now live a world where you can't even bring large amounts of gel on an airplane, so you'd think that every passenger would make sure they wouldn't bring their gun with them through airport security. Though, apparently two people were stopped at Miami International Airport today with in minutes ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    70-Year-Old Scientist Detained in Incident That Evacuated Miami International Airport

    ​Last night, a suspicious item located in the luggage of a Texas man caused four concourses at Miami International Airport to be evacuated as the bomb squad came into investigate. Now it appears the item was merely a metal canister, and the man was a 70-year-old scientist traveling to Puerto Rico.

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    January 12, 2010

    Miami Heat Bans Gambling on Team Flights

    ​In the aftermath of Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards unloading a handgun in the team's locker room over a gambling debt, the Miami Heat have become the second team in the NBA to officially ban card games and gambling on team flights.So now Heat players are left with lots of free time duri ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Another Reason to Give Thanks: You're Not Stuck At MIA Right Now

    We're not sure how many surveys you need to tell you what you already know -- namely that Miami International Airport is to flying what George W. Bush is to presidencies. / CC BY-SA 2.0 A familiar sight inside MIA.​ ​But hey, it's Thanksgiving, s ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese for "Pay More"

    Imagine you hire a contractor to build your house. And that contractor goes over budget, continually misses deadlines, and then tries to charge you more for it. Logic dictates you wouldn't hire that contractor again, unless you're a sucker. Well, Miami-Dade County government is the biggest sucker wh ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    The G-man and the Snitch

    Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.

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    January 5, 2006

    Damnation by Decibel

    From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health

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    March 24, 2005

    A Feast of Thieves, Part 2

    More curious characters from the criminal conspiracy at Miami International Airport

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    March 17, 2005

    A Feast of Thieves

    Scoundrels allegedly gorged themselves on millions stolen from MIA, and now a prominent politician is implicated in the conspiracy

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    December 16, 2004

    Rules Are for Fools

    That seems to be the motto of top officials at TSA Miami

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    July 8, 2004

    Lost & Found & Hope & Greed

    Who in his right mind would bid hundreds of dollars for an abandoned suitcase, contents unknown?

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    March 25, 2004

    States of Denial

    The Miami Herald ignited a firestorm over police spying and got burned in the process

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

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    May 30, 2002

    Ramp Rats' Revenge

    Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA

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    December 13, 2001

    Admitting Terror, Part 3

    Four more cases of egregious ineptitude at the Immigration and Naturalization Service

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    October 25, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of October 25, 2001

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    August 31, 2000

    DeFede: Deconstructing Alex

    He billed himself as a reformer, but a close look at Alex Penelas's record reveals a politician more in tune with ambition than innovation

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    May 25, 2000


    Meet MIA's Own Barney Fife

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    May 11, 2000

    Best Magic City Icon

    Miami International Airport

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    December 30, 1999


    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

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    December 23, 1999

    Pain & Gain

    They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.

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    November 4, 1999


    Have We Got an Airport for You!

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    July 1, 1999

    The Secret Life of J.M. Denis

    By day he manages the parking facilities at the airport. By night he's Jan Mapou, Miami's guardian of Haitian culture.

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    February 18, 1999

    Cuba's Second Revolution

    Before he was banished from his homeland, Diosmel Rodriguez sowed the seeds of revolt among Cuban farmers

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    July 23, 1998

    Don't Call Me a Lobbyist!

    Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract

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    April 23, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    January 1, 1998

    Welcome to America. Now Go Home.

    Granted sweeping new powers by Congress, the INS is quickly earning a global reputation for cruel and capricious conduct at Miami International Airport

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    December 18, 1997
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    September 11, 1997

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Noise-Abatement Issue!

    MIA's ear-splitting flight paths have local residents ready to take flight

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    August 14, 1997

    Now Departing

    Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies

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    April 4, 1996

    The 11th Commandment

    The bumper stickers are everywhere. The banners can't be missed. Dade County is a veritable vision in Love Your Neighbor regalia. But is everyone out there really happy?

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    October 5, 1995

    Very Big Bucks

    The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company

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    April 13, 1995

    First Class All the Way

    You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.

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    March 9, 1995

    Asbestos 101: A Review

    Okay, class, when your client complains about the quality of your work, should you sue for an extra $13 million? Anyone? You, in the back?

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    October 20, 1994

    Running on Empty

    A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.

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    April 27, 1994

    Bids? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Bids!

    A very special arrangement between a former county official and a private company has been very, very profitable

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    March 30, 1994

    Asbestos 101

    In which the professor and his wife share the secrets of low bids, high profits, and your money

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    December 1, 1993

    Toxic Runways

    Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.

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    July 14, 1993

    From Moscow to Miami

    When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.

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    April 28, 1993

    Money Well Spent

    Airport parties are first-class affairs, as long as you're a political player

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    April 7, 1993

    Gorilla Warfare

    Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.

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    March 10, 1993

    See Joey Run

    Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten

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    April 10, 1991
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    April 3, 1991
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