Manuel Noriega: former Panamanian dictator, former decades-long resident of Miami-Dade's Federal Correctional Institute, unwilling video game star. Yes, Noriega was featured as a character in Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and now he's suing the video game makers from his Panamanian jail ... More >>
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.
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival director Robert Burr is what you might call "rum obsessed." The author of Examiner.com's national rum page has about 900 bottles of rum in his private collection, hosts rum cruises on which fans can tour various distilleries at exotic ports of call, and is hosting ... More >>
Halo-halo isn't your typical shaved ice dessert. If you consider Panama's raspao, Italy's granita, Dominican Republic's frio frio, or United States' snow cone, then you already know none of these look anything like a layered, vibrant bowl of halo-halo. It might look more like Malaysia's ais kacang ... More >>
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 >>
Back in 2007, the feds indicted a Miami doctor for allegedly writing bogus prescriptions for hydrocodone and other addictive medicines shipped across the country through an online pharmacy. The case was more than solid; in fact, prosecutors gathered more than 400,000 pages of records to bolster thei ... 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 >>
Tabou Combo's Yvan "Kapi" Andre.Tabou Combo has one of the most revered funk breakdowns in all of musicland. And between the voudou beats, big soul horns, salsa turns, merengue runs, and rockin' drums, this band is the most eclectic kompa crew in the world. The group started in 1968 under the na ... More >>
via News HeraldSomeone call up Pixar, because boy do we have a situation definitively calling out for some sort of animated movie treatment here in Florida. You see, a female wolf has been hanging around the yard of Panama City resident Nathan Didier. The reason? D ... More >>
Manuel Noriega promised retribution against "Panamanian traitors and their U.S. Masters" One week before his ouster, Panama strongman Manuel Noriega was preparing to crack down on his opponents and rally his troops, according to Prudence Bushnell, at the time U.S. Ambassador to Panama.Bushnell's ana ... More >>
Dumb things people have said since the baller signed with the Heat.
Poor Manuel Noriega. Sure, it was a rough fall from grace to go from the iron fist ruling all of Panama -- from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all 20 miles in between -- to a jail cell in Miami. But there was some dignity there, at least. Miami and fallen Latin American strongmen go together ... More >>
Folk Nation isn't just a street gang.According to Wikipedia, "It has been defined in several ways; as music transmitted by word of mouth, music of the lower classes, music with no known composer."Folk is the music of ramblers and wildcats, grifters and coal miners, killers, thieves, pimps, train ho ... More >>
Jacob KatelNew Times art critic Carlos Suarez De Jesus with bottles in parking lot.What can you say about a job where several liquor companies a year contact the office to hold tasting demonstrations? Fucking awesome.When Ron Abuelo hollered at Short Order to see if we were interested in finding ... More >>
The feds say a local man smuggled millions of smokes for terrorists. He's not alone.
Feds say Cutler Bay man funded Irish terrorists through Port of Miami scheme.
A Cutler Bay man funneled money to the Irish terrorists who murdered two British soldiers in Belfast on Saturday, federal prosecutors say in a complaint unsealed in Miami-Dade court today and obtained by Riptide.For at least three years, Roman Vidal, 57, allegedly smuggled millions of dollars in bla ... More >>
When Manu Chao released his landmark album, Clandestino, in 1998, it was regarded as an instant classic by most people who heard it. The 16-track disc was a funky underground pop album aimed right at the cultural left (and bourgeois right) of Spain, France, South America and Mexico all at once. Betw ... More >>
A new documentary, "Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA," recounts the exploits of Miami's most infamous elderly militant Cuban exile, who as recently as 2000 was caught trying to kill Fidel Castro in Panama. The Committee to Free the Cuban Five has organized showings of the film, though as of y ... More >>
Not a bad one in the bunch Local, organic, affordable, good. These adjectives rarely combine in Miami, despite our proximity to some of the most fertile farmland in the country. So rejoice, downtown office workers and anybody else who can find his way to Bayfront Park: An excellent farmers marke ... More >>
SoBe Wine and Food is baaaack
A quick look at our amigos from Toronto to Tierra del Fuego
Once upon a time there was this African-American surgeon...
Miami's non-Muslim mullahs are ready to forgive Castro's accused 2000 assassins
Los Rabanes go global with the Panama City style
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
If you disagree with what they do, why defend their right to do it?
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
September 10 - 16, 1998
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.
Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block
To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?