Salsa is the sultry, hot, and heavy beat of life on the dance floor. It is the joy and the pain, the intimacy and lust, the freedom of spontaneous invention, and the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and all that's great in being human. Melina Almodovar aka La Muñeca De La Salsa is a Miami recordin ... More >>
Once upon a time, the islands of the Caribbean were filled with dread pirates who drank rum by day and pillaged villages at night. Now, the islands of the Caribbean are filled with tourists who tan by day and drink rum at night. In all seriousness, rum is a huge industry for the small island na ... More >>
For this week's cover story on the soaring murder rate in Puerto Rico, I spent five days on the island. I visited crime scenes still wet with blood, picked up AK-47 shells sprayed around neighborhoods like confetti, and interviewed terrified locals.But at the heart of the Caribbean commonwealth's ki ... More >>
Puerto Rico stand up! Miami's own Marlow Rosado was awarded the Grammys' Best Latin Tropical Album for his band La Riqueña's May release Retro, a "salsa duro" nostalgia project covering golden-age classics from the 1970s. The album was recorded, produced, arranged, mixed, mastered, and promoted ... More >>
While Floridians were busy re-electing Barack Obama, voters in Puerto Rico yesterday participated in a referendum posing a fundamental question to their political status with the United States: statehood or no statehood?The first question on the two-part referendum asked voters if they wanted to cha ... More >>
If you want to finish off celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) with Puerto Rican pride, head to Wynwood. The hipster district was once the original neighborhood of the Puerto Rico immigrants in the 1950s. Clues can be seen in the names of its official buildings -- the Eugen ... More >>
When the Old San Juan Puerto Rican Restaurant along Red Road just north of Coral Way reopened in August with a new name under a new owner I wanted to try it, and I wanted to like it. The chef, Mr. Tutty, remains from the previous owners, but that's all. The menu is filled with Puerto Rican classics ... More >>
Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced the bust of two rings of airport workers based in Puerto Rico who they say smuggled thousands of kilos up and down the east coast, including into Miami and Orlando. The feds indicted 45 people with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and violations of th ... More >>
Fried, fried and more deeply fried is usually what you think of when visiting Miami's most local vacation destination, Puerto Rico. That is, until now. On a recent visit to the country's coastal Rincon area, I discovered a new territory of flavors sprouting up in restaurants and bars along the beach ... More >>
Cultura Profética don't mind if you smoke a spliff, bone your chick, or fight oppression while they beat up the speakers at the Bayside Rocks Festival.They record with Bob Marley's engineer, tour the world spreading conscious music, sing in Spanish, and rep Puerto Rico to the fullest.We spoke to ... More >>
El Rincon del Mar: Food Truck in Hatillo, PR. The food truck craze that has taken over the United States may have well started in Puerto Rico. On La Isla del Encanto these days, food trucks are everywhere.El Churry, for instance, in the city of Rio Piedra, is one of the most popular food trucks i ... More >>
via LiquriousNothing says holiday in the States like "Egg Nog." In Puerto Rico, we drink Coquito. It is a coconut cream cocktail spiked with light and coconut rum, enriched and sweetened with condensed milk, and spiced up with warming, sweet baking spices. So give this holiday tipple a try and ... More >>
Some Florida lawmaker may be hellbent on only luring "family friendly" movies to the Sunshine State, but if filmmakers want to make darker pictures set in our state it seems like Puerto Rico can play the role of South Florida pretty well. More and more films are using the island as a cheaper d ... More >>
Puerto Rico absolutely loves baseball. Too bad they don't have their own MLB team yet, but hey, apparently we're willing to lend them ours for a weekend. The AP reports that the Marlins June 28-30th series against the New York Mets will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It'll go down at th ... More >>
Rums from Puerto Rico. Food from China Grill. B there or B square -- but don't bother clicking the poster below where it says "Click here for tickets!" Click here instead -- $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Meet the hardest-working MC on the local reggaeton scene.
Puerto Rico dominated the net and will do the same against the Dominican Republic this afternoon.As a reward for a perfect 5-0 run through the first round of the Pan-American Cup, the US women's volleyball team had today off. But they could still be seen in the BankUnited Center sco ... More >>
It took a total team effort to defeat a fired-up Puerto Rico."It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop ever, until you are dead." That was said about Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, but it also applie ... More >>
I counted three Venezuelan girls in bikini's that made me want to defect on the next plane to Caracas.
Perhaps you woke up this morning, mouth tasting like the lining of a birdcage only with the texture of sandpaper. You used a nearby crowbar to pry open one eye. When you eventually made it to the bathroom you saw those eyes are not only bloodshot, but toting more baggage than your last girlfri ... More >>
...is the answer to: What might you find at a Puerto Rican-owned piano bar/café? Merly Velazquez, niece of the late fashion designer David Fernandez, has partnered with Raymond Klein in opening Miami Arts Café across the street from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (255 NE 1 ... More >>
Did anybody see N.O.R.E. this past weekend at the Rock the Bell's concert over the weekend? Dude needs to lay off all that mofongo and pollo a la plancha!! Naw, I'm kidding. Although N.O.R.E. definitely looked way heavier than he needed to be, he definitely came out and rocked it with Redman and Met ... More >>
Wisin & Yandel aim for crossover staying power.
Our Marlins will swing at Super Saturday
Reggaeton icon reclaims her attitude
Carmen the Restaurant
Daddy Yankee takes reggaeton to the next level with "Gasolina"
Crooner Victor Manuelle wears the Miami Carnaval crown at Calle Ocho 2004, but rapper Tego Calderón reigns
Obie Bermudez, Jerry Rivera, and Vico C bring prison consciousness back to Puerto Rican pop
While Old San Juan heaps on the traditionals, it could trim on the prices
Old San Juan Restaurant
Mi Ritmo "Latin World"
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As rap recedes on the U.S. mainland, reggaetón rises on the enchanted island
This is finally Gisselle's year to rule
This land is pa'ti, pa'mi
Hot Grooves and Intricate Moves at the Bacardi Salsa Congress 2000