Ernest Valdes stands on top of the ring's ropes and uses his championship belt as a mirror. He primps into the gold plastic's reflection, making sure his hair -- oil-spill slick with leave-in conditioner -- is perfectly in place. Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" blasts through the speakers of the Port ... More >>
Last summer, Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi was arrested on the same day the feds nabbed another local mayor, Sweetwater's Manuel Maroño. Both mayors were suspended form office by the governor and charged with taking bribes in exchange for bogus grants. While Maroño and two others, lobbyists Jorg ... More >>
When Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and his alleged bagman, lobbyist Jorge Forte, were arrested in early August on federal bribery charges, the FBI alleged the duo also collected referral fees for attempting to recruit other South Florida mayors into their scheme. Those elected officials, whom the ... More >>
Mary Dimakis was born so long ago that when she moved into the Roads, there were few paved streets in the neighborhood. Dimakis will soon turn 108, making her the second-oldest resident in South Florida. The oldest, at 111, is Antonia Rivera, who lives just a few miles away. Dimakis ... More >>
Jose Carrera, accused of attempted murder, inked his way to fame.
One week of living and dying in Miami-Dade.
Berkman ushered in the new era with the words, "I'd like to personally welcome Isiah Thompson."
A tiny town in North Dade has some kinda police force.
Maybe 2007 will be their year
Vamos a Cuba has become an unlikely political lightning rod
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
Poor Miami is the talk of the town
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
That's El Nuevo Herald. All the news that's fit to print, as long as it's short, simple, and easy to read.
After being banned in Cuba, kickboxing is making a run for South Florida fight fans
Colombia's immigrant population is finally seeking a political power base in Miami-Dade
State officials are spending millions of your tax dollars to stop citrus canker. And they're making a mess of it.
The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.
A 50-year-old Biscayne Bay institution builds a dock to the 21st Century
If the customs and legends of Loop Road seem strange, you probably don't live there
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
In 1992 Bernardo Paz hit the Lotto, bought himself a brand-new BMW, and headed down the road to ruin. This year he finally got there.
Not so long ago the infamous Latin Kings ruled Miami's gangland streets. Now their missionaries are bringing a new message.
Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros
Buddha Lou, Chava, Space Hippie, Caveman, Earthman, Yaima, and the rest of the gang get down Sundays in the Grove. Let Them Be.
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party
Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life
The church is Russian. The priest is from Boston. The founders were midgets. And the congregation is slim to none.
And the winner by a landslide is...
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it