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  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Inside the Port of Miami Tunnel (Photos)

    Driving through the soon-to-be completed Port of Miami Tunnel on a golf cart is like going on the world's most expensive theme park ride. In 88 days, the construction site is expected to transform into the largest bored tunnel in North America. Currently, it looks like a Universal Studios homage to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Possible Cuban Missiles Found on North Korean Ship

    Hearing the words "Cuba," "Missiles" and "North Korean," tends to make most Americans uncomfortable, and now international officials are trying to figure out the mystery of why exactly those words all ended up together in this headline.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    From Porky's to Panama Prison, Tony Galeota Reveals Miami's Mob-Run Prostitution Industry

    In January, I wrote about an amazing high-tech submarine race to the bottom of the ocean. In the story, I mentioned how a Hialeah strip club called Porky's had once been the staging ground for an incredible plot to smuggle Colombian cocaine to California in a Russian sub.Then, at the end of August, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Miami Port Deep Dredge Gets Green Light in Tallahassee, Environmentalists Outraged

    ​Carlos Lopez-Cantera is having a helluva week in Tallahassee. On Monday, the Miami-based state rep requested an amendment to Florida law so that the City of Miami wouldn't have to pay taxes on the new Marlins Stadium parking garages -- never mind that such an exemption is probably unconstitutiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Deep Dredge Delayed: Port Officials Optimistic, Environmentalists Ready to Go the Distance

    The Port of Miami's much-debated "Deep Dredge" will be delayed for months -- possibly years -- as a Tallahassee judge hears arguments for and against the project this August.Port officials tell Riptide that they are optimistic the project will still be completed on time. But a lawyer representing en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Port of Miami's 2035 Master Plan Includes Manatee-Displacing Mega-Yacht Marina, Hotels

    Like it or not, the Port of Miami is in for some major changes​If you thought the Port of Miami's deep dredging project was controversial, get a load of this.Riptide has obtained a copy of the port's 2035 Master Plan. It calls for adding three new cruise ship berths, a mega-yacht marina near downt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Environmentalists Sue to Stop Port of Miami Deep Dredge Project

    Environmentalists are suing to stop a $150 million dredging project from tearing up Biscayne BayFaced with up to two years of underwater blasting that they say will forever scar Biscayne Bay, local environmentalists played their last card yesterday to stop the Port of Miami "Deep Dredge" project: Th ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Rick Scott Pledges $77M to Dredge Port of Miami

    ​Florida's high-speed rail plan is official dead -- done in at the hands of Rick Scott. But the governor giveth as he taketh away. Scott says the state will pick up the tab on funding a project to dredge the Port of Miami, allowing it to handle larger ships. Scott says the project will create 30,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    George Neville Rucker, Accused Predator Priest, Allowed Aboard Voyages of Discovery Cruise to South America

    via bishop-accountability.orgGeorge Neville Rucker​A defrocked Los Angeles priest accused of sexually molesting 33 girls shipped off yesterday from the Bahamas for a three-month tour of South America on a South Florida based cruise line.Voyages of Discovery, a Fort Lauderdale-based cruise company, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Miami's Own Adnan Shukrijumah Becomes Osama's Lieutenant

    ​I was wrong. Seven years ago, at the Iraq War's start, I wrote a column expressing skepticism about the Bush administration's claim that Adnan Shukrijumah of Miramar was a top terrorist. Earlier today, reports leaked from the FBI that Shukrijumah has become Osama Bin Laden's top man on globa ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009


    Saving the Glades could mean screwing these guys.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    A Good Rap

    Reggaetoneros Wisin and Yandel have conquered Miami; now it's on to the rest of the nation

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Screwed If By Sea

    Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    The Next

    Latin alternative music is showing signs of sustainable development

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Uncertain Justice

    Was Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega really a drug trafficker? Or is it possible he was set up by the U.S. government? Try asking a few dozen people who should know.

  • News

    March 9, 1994

    Getting to Know the Major

    To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?

  • News

    February 24, 1993

    A Sea of Trouble

    For 66 days Bill and Simonne Butler drifted together on a tiny raft in the Pacific. After they were finally rescued and came back to Miami, they drifted apart.

  • News

    May 6, 1992

    They Sloop to Conquer

    A pair of novice sailors from Japan celebrate the halfway point of their around-the-world journey - in Miami

  • News

    November 7, 1990