Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>
Last year, Florida pastor Terry Jones had the divinely inspired idea of turning September 11 into "International Judge Muhammad Day." The act of bigoted brilliance sparked protests in many Muslim countries. Some experts even credited Jones' stunt with inspiring the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S ... More >>
Last month, a particularly valuable piece of cargo flew into Miami International Airport from Ecuador: $625,000 worth of gold bars. Then they went missing. Today police arrested two men, a cargo handler and a pawn shop owner, who they believe to be behind the heist.
Miami futbol fans salivating over the Spain vs. Haiti friendly next month at Sun Life Stadium may want to put on their adult diapers before reading this headline: David Beckham himself is coming to Miami this week to meet a billionaire financier to discuss bringing a Major League Soccer franchise ba ... More >>
Ron Jeremy, star of over 2,000 adult films and the man behind Ron de Jeremy, Ron Rolling papers, and anything else he could put his....ummm...face on and make a buck, is resting after aneurysm surgery.The actor/entrepreneur/personality drove himself to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles earl ... More >>
For decades Cuban-Americans have been one of the Republican party's most reliable bases in Florida. Well, maybe not anymore. Some exit poll analysis suggests that Barack Obama actually outperformed Mitt Romney among Cubans in Florida. While others don't show him quite pulling off that historic demog ... More >>
The latest polls released in the past few days really have not brought much clarity to the question of who exactly is in the lead in Florida. Two recent newspaper-commissioned polls show Mitt Romney with a sizable lead, but others show Barack Obama with a slim lead. Taken all together, we wouldn't b ... More >>
The race for Florida's electoral votes remains effectively tied with various polls showing both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama with a slight edge. While polls released yesterday showed Obama with the slightest of leads, today's polls have Romney up by a few points. Though, all leads for both candidate ... More >>
In Miami's federal courthouse downtown, thousands of lawsuits are filed every day over every conceivable kind of property: houses, boats, cars, drug money, jewelry, fine art. It's a fair bet, though, that a suit filed two weeks ago is a first: A demand that the Venezuelan government give a lock of S ... More >>
Peter Vauthy, chef/partner at Red the Steakhouse, greets me with the usual hellos, then asks the question that looms like a giant invisible bovine in the room. "Want to see my meat?" Vauthy isn't being fresh. He just knows I came to Red to see and taste his Kobe beef.What's all the fuss? Any steakho ... More >>
Also read Florida Pastor Terry Jones' Latest Stunt Tied To Attacks in Egypt and Libya, and Terry Jones Unapologetic After Libya ViolenceThe Middle Eastern violence sparked by an anti-Islam video spread, in part, by Koran-burning Gainesville pastor Terry Jones continued today in Egypt and spread to Y ... More >>
President Obama probably has the most stressful and figuratively back-breaking job in the country, right? Wrong. Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta in Fort Myers, took the back-breaking spotlight yesterday afternoon when Obama made an unscheduled pit stop at his pizza shop and Van D ... More >>
There's never been a Floridian anywhere close to getting in the White House, and it appears Marco Rubio will not be running as vice president this year. Following earlier reports that he wasn't even being seriously considered by Mitt Romney for the spot, bits of Romney's supposed VP shortlist had le ... More >>
Thirty-three-year-old Pompano Beach resident Gasmy Joseph wears a supertall Mohawk. About a year ago, an epiphany struck when he wanted to spread the word about a buddy's birthday party: Why not advertise it on the hairdo? In terms of innovation, Thomas Edison's light bulb now looks like a piece of ... More >>
It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>
Hugo Chavez has struggled through cancer over the past year, losing his hair, gaining weight and traveling repeatedly to Cuba for surgeries. Chavez has never said precisely what stage of the disease he has, but on Wednesday the Venezuelan president suggested that he knew the source: A secret U.S. ... More >>
Say farewell to the most enduring image of the time bubble the Castros have built around Cuba: the kinda charming fleet of jerry-rigged '50s American cars clogging Havana's streets, held together with not much more than duct tape and hope.For fifty years, the regime has forbidden most Cubans from ... More >>
via Rocsi Diaz' Twitter accountIs this the face of a shoplifter? Well, it could be. But not this time.People started freaking out on Twitter Wednesday night over an "article" indicating that BET host Rocsi Diaz was arrested in Miami for "attempting to steal over two hundred dollars in undergarmen ... More >>
The Heat racked up their fourth loss in a row last night, a sorry streak made all the more troubling that they came against other likely playoff bound teams. You'd think the shame factor from the losses alone would be enough, but, oh no, here comes Erik Spoelstra, a goofy-faced 12-year-old Muppet ... More >>
via National Hurricane CenterBad news for Haiti.As Miami's Haitian community has struggled to help their homeland since January's earthquake, one fear has lingered always in the back of their minds: What if a hurricane blows through while half of Port-au-Prince is still stuck in tent cities?That ... More >>
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez seems to be acting absolutely insane. At least more than usual. He took to Twitter to let the world know he cried tears of joy after seeing the 180-year-old remains of South American hero Simón Bolívar. Chávez had the corpse exhumed with the hopes of ... More >>
As Rick Scott and Bill McCollum battle for the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial race, is Democrat Alex Sink silently waiting to pounce? New poll numbers suggest she's increasingly viable again as the Republicans duke it out and potential independent spoiler Bud Chiles gains steam. The s ... More >>
Antonio GuerreroAntonio Guerrero, a member of a group of men collectively known at the Cuban Five, has had his sentence reduced from life in prison to 21 years and 10 months. Taking into account time served and good behavior, Guerrero could be out of jail in seven years, his lawyer says.Guer ... More >>
Oliver Stone predicts he'll have a hard time finding distribution for his latest documentary, South of the Border, a cinematic love letter to Venezuela's controversial president, Hugo Chávez. "This is a bigger issue than Mr. Chávez and South America," Stone tells Reuters. "Not only ... More >>
via Christophe Mallet's flickrWe could argue all day about communism versus capitalism, but neither is immune to the worldwide economic slump. In fact, it seems communist Cuba is hurting so bad it can't afford one basic necessity: toilet paper. Reuters reports Cuba might not get en ... More >>
At MAC, "Snap Judgments" breaks from clichés
The Americanization of the telenovela: in Spanish, in Miami
A thorn in the side of both el exilio and the regime, Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo waits for U.S.-Cuba relations to thaw even as his assets are frozen
Embedded reporters made the military look good in Iraq, but did they do the same for Miami cops?
What's $28 million a year and added jobs for the poorest American city mean next to big cubanismo, bro?
Mad cow disease, part 3
Don't tell archaeologist Bob Carr that the mysterious Miami Circle is just a bunch of holes in the ground. He knows better than that.
Dig In, It's Endangered Species!
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Impoverished and imperiled, Cuba's independent journalists stubbornly cling to the notion of a free press