If not for cacao beans, we wouldn't have chocolate, not to mention Fairchild's 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival, a fest scheduled to take place from January 24 to 26. With enticing cooking demos, a "Choco-Walk," bean lectures, decadent tastings, and even poetry -- guess who's the muse - ... More >>
California-born, Tijuana-raised Julieta Venegas is a multifaceted singer-songwriter whose sound has clearly matured over the years. And that is especially noticeable on her 2012 release Los Momentos, which she is currently promoting with an extended U.S. tour that makes a Miami stop this week. We h ... More >>
Saudade is an untranslatable Portuguese noun that describes a feeling of yearning that goes deeper than the English equivalent miss. And saudade is what so many expat Brazilians feel, no matter how acclimated or integrated they might have become with life in the U.S. After all, their rich culture an ... More >>
Memorial weekend kicked off the start of summer, which for Miamians doesn't really mean all that much -- we practically have summer all year long. Still, there are some benefits to the season moving in, one of which is a spate of new menus to celebrate the hottest months of the year. Take MPP Brick ... More >>
Before opening Cecci, a small 36-seat eatery on Washington Avenue at 15th Street, Daniela and Octavio Salerno launched a pasta and pizza restaurant 30 minutes outside of Lima, in Chaclacayo. They also operate a traditional Peruvian restaurant in a yacht club on Peru's coast from January through Apri ... More >>
Tuesday, saguesera Yelpers rejoiced at the first ever Yelp event held in Kendall. Of course, Yelp being the adorable hipster it is, the event was held at a trendy spot, namely the 100 Montaditos on Kendall Drive.The joint was "four-square" full and teeming with foodies. Fortunately the staff was wel ... More >>
See also: Slide show: Closer Look: The Dome.
Read the incredible story of how Eligio Cedeño cheated death and Chávez's security forces to flee Venezuela and start a second life in Miami.Eligio Cedeño finally got his day in court -- or as close to it as he can get while Hugo Chávez is still alive. The Venezuelan banker was imprisoned for th ... More >>
Born to a French social worker momma and a Chileno father escaping a tyrannical regime, Ana Tijoux is a golden-era hip-hop superfan, rapid-fire lyricist, musical activist, party girl, and pop star. Her youth was spent running wild in the streets of Paris to a rap soundtrack. But at the age of 13, ... More >>
Everyone plugged into Miami rap has known about Gunplay and his raw, unhinged lyrical style for years. The longtime Rick Ross running mate and Carol City Cartel member figured prominently on the Triple C's 2009 album Custom Cars and Cycles, and scored a substantial regional hit with his Waka Fl ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Led Zeppelin T-shirt; red cross necklace; LeSportsac bag; Batman button pin and skull stockings from eBay; skort and Docs from Goodwill; pony from Peru.
Miami's great economic savior: wealthy Brazilians. The South Americans are visiting the area in droves and buying up everything in sight, including empty condos, fancy clothes, and fast cars. Though, one has to wonder why they prefer coming from their sun drenched, subtropical, Latin-flair cities ... More >>
Hugo Chavez has a new plan to save Venezuela's teetering national economy and it's, uh, shipping giant mountains of gold into Venezuela amid a procession of tanks so he can end the "dictatorship of the U.S. dollar" and possibly "offer President Obama a loan."So how did his grateful people react? ... More >>
Anibal Sanchez, left, cancelled his trip home to Venezuela after Wilson Ramos's kidnappingToday is supposed to be the big day for the newly re-named Miami Marlins. Tonight the team unveils its new uniforms and, perhaps, a new blockbuster signing.But at least five players on the 40-man roster probabl ... More >>
via PlusBoliviaRene Sanabria helped smuggle 220 lbs of cocaine into Miami.From top drug cop to accused cocaine smuggler. That's the story of Retired Gen. Rene Sanabria. From 2007 to 2008 he ran Bolivia's anti-narcotics police, and since 2009 has been a top adviser to Evo Morales' Interior Minist ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanHe cooks, he manages, and he pours a mean pisco sour.You might recall a while back we interviewed Chef Christopher Cramer at Panorama about Peruvian cuisine and, for an Irishman, he did seem to know a lot about it. But this time we wanted to chat with the genuine article, Lima ... More >>
Halloween is right around the corner and we can smell fear around us. Whether it's because of the psychotic neighbor who's decided to reenact SAW in his front yard, or the girlfriend who convinced you that Ken and Barbie is a great couples costume, sometimes you need a string drink on Halloween.S ... More >>
Raspberry, pink grapefruit, bubble gum and now "wild cherri" will be joining the flavored vodka market. Vodka withs something odd mixed in reminds us of the steak and potatoes ice cream we once chowed on in a little mountain place in Venezuela. But that's a story for another day. When you add someth ... More >>
Chileans have certainly made their mark on the international EDM scene -- Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Alexi Delano and Nicolas Jaar were all born and/or raised in Chile, just to name a few. So was Alejandra Iglesias, AKA Dinky, a Berlin-based DJ and producer who's been in the game for a good dec ... More >>
Venezuela and Colombia are starting to become the Ned Flandars and Homer Simpson of Latin America: two neighbors with very different world views that are really starting to hate each other.Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has even implied that if Juan Manuel Santos, the chosen successor of curre ... More >>
As far as Latin American dictators go, Augusto Pinochet doesn't get nearly enough hate in these parts. I mean, this is what Miami does: hate Latin American dictators. Philly has cheese steaks, Orlando has theme parks, Miami has its undying hate for Latin American dictators.Oh, that's right! Pinoc ... More >>
Nothing much is cooking at this midtown joint.
The Global Lens film series will open your eyes.
An Argentine exhibit will satisfy your artistic needs.
Brazilian high kicking meets high art
Grippandos still got his grip
Professional soccer is sweeping the city