via Cafe FuerteNews flash, Miami: Fidel Castro ain't dead yet. But a pre-death run on Fidel memorabilia and signatures is driving prices through the roof. Apparently, autograph hounds are tailing Fidel these days like that creepy sweatpants guy following Hanley Ramirez at spring training with a t ... More >>
Orlando Bosch, a hero to many in Miami's Cuban exile community and an unrepentant terrorist to others, has died at the age of 84 in Miami after a prolonged fight with illness. Bosch, a fierce anti-Castro militant, had been linked to several violent acts in his life, including ... 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 >>
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 >>
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