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    May 8, 2014

    $2 Million Gold Thief Raonel Valdez Back in Miami-Dade County Jail

    For a while, Raonel Valdez was like the Chris Angel of Cuban-born delinquents, mind-freaking the criminal justice system with his ability to escape hard time. His bag of tricks may have finally come up empty. Yesterday, Valdez was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK) afte ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Carlos Gimenez, Rebeca Sosa and David Rivera Shower Favors On Ex-Cocaine Trafficker

    On July 13, Alexander I. Perez stood underneath a new street sign christening a portion of SE 10th Avenue in front of his Hialeah warehouse as "Banah Sweet Way." A gaggle of local politicos -- including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, his Hialeah counterpart Carlos Hernandez, and County Commissione ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Protest Stupid, Racist Laws

    The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.

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    May 10, 2012
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    February 4, 2011

    Local Haitian Community Riled By Deportations: 13 from Miami Deported, 1 Dead

    Unlike their Cuban neighbors, Haitians are once again subject to deportation -- at least those with criminal records.​They are all but nameless, at least for now. Of the 27 Haitians deported to Port-au-Prince late last month by the Obama administration, only one's name has been publicly released - ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    December 16, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.

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    September 10, 2009

    He Can't Come Home Again

    Despite a mention by the Supreme Court, David Gerbier is locked out of the United States.

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    November 27, 2008

    Homeland Security, No!

    Janet Napolitano's sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Obama's cabinet.

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    September 11, 2008

    Heimlich Maneuvering

    Thousands of local schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique thanks to Manny Diaz.

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    October 25, 2007

    Joyce Kaufman Hates Immigrants!

    Well, not exactly. But she sure doesn’t speak well of them.

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    December 21, 2006

    Out of Africa

    Malika Oufkir, who spent decades unfairly imprisoned, just wants her son here. Why won’t our government allow it?

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    March 30, 2006

    The Terrorist Who Wasn't

    Hollywood's Manny Ebaid struggles to rebound after the War on Terror made him collateral damage

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    September 29, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of September 29, 2005

    Savage words, Haitian rights, suicide notes, and DeFede friends and foes

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    December 16, 2004

    Your Safety, Their Punch Line

    I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue

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    November 11, 2004

    Screwed If By Sea

    Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.

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    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

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    August 1, 2002

    Theo's Guide to Living Dangerously

    First thing you do is pick a fight with the police department, then you take on the world with a Website:

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    January 17, 2002

    The Accidental Terrorist

    He stumbled into a group of Muslim extremists with plans to attack America. Then he stumbled into Miami. Today Shaheed Mohamed is nowhere to be found.

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    January 3, 2002

    The Girl with the Tonton Heart

    Years after the Haitian diaspora, Papa and Baby Doc's children are still wandering

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    June 21, 2001

    Used, Abused, and Forgotten

    What happens when you muster the courage to complain that you've been sexually assaulted at an INS facility? Not much.

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    June 1, 2000

    Rick ... or Red?

    Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?

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    April 13, 2000

    The Sanchez Solution

    Ramon Saul Sanchez is an exile leader with charisma, style, and a strong sense of drama

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    October 7, 1999

    Cash Cargo

    Despite recent deaths and a federal crackdown, smugglers continue the dangerous business of transporting Cubans to Miami

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    July 30, 1998

    A Shock to the System

    Ouch! INS prisoners claim they were tortured with electroshock riot shields.

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    August 28, 1997


    A Marked Man

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    September 12, 1996

    Agents of Deception

    A congressional delegation inspected Miami's INS operations and found everything to be running smoothly. No wonder. Investigators later discovered they'd been dealing with...

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    August 15, 1996

    No Money Down

    South Florida fraud investigators find themselves fighting a new form of chicanery: the lease fleece

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    October 19, 1995

    Havana Does Not Believe in Tears

    Prize-winning author Roberto Uria landed in hot water in Cuba. Granted refugee status in the U.S., he must now sink or swim.

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    October 19, 1995

    Cuba Bound

    Key West to Havana is a grand tradition, a boater's delight, and a lively tourist adventure. Bon voyage!

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    August 3, 1994

    That's the Way the Check Bounces

    Thanks to executive order 12922, some Haitian students face the prospect of being kicked out of local colleges for failure to pay tuition

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    July 26, 1994

    Bold MacDonald

    The fight to end homelessness has moved to the boardrooms -- and Donna MacDonald, brash and outspoken, is having trouble finding a way in

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    March 9, 1994

    Getting to Know the Major

    To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?

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    July 14, 1993

    From Moscow to Miami

    When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.

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    August 12, 1992

    Birth of a Notion

    Here's a new idea: Haitian babies born at the Guantanamo Naval Station should be considered U.S. citizens