Curt Clawson is Florida's newest congressman. In fact, it's his one-month anniversary on the job after winning the seat vacated by Trey "Cocaine Congressman" Radel. He positioned himself heavily in the campaign as an "outsider," and, well, yesterday he certainly proved that he's clueless to the in ... More >>
The tenuous Israeli-Palestinian relationship teetered on a knife's edge last week when the bodies of three murdered Israeli teens were found. It threatened to tip into outright mayhem days later when a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and burned alive in a revenge killing. And this weekend, a Florida ... More >>
Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a man tried to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight in Karachi that was bound for the capital, Islamabad. Before he could enter, though, security officials searching his luggage say they found an ammunition bag with more than a dozen live rounds and a magazine ... More >>
As cases of cholera have recently spread across Cuba, possibly killing more than a dozen patients, the Castro government has been stone-silent on the epidemic, fearing news could hurt tourism. That see-no-evil approach will be more difficult starting today, though, thanks to an official U.S. travel ... More >>
This much is clear: there's something about gyrating ladies in South American clubs that drives all common sense right out of U.S. government officials' heads. We're just past the one year anniversary of the infamous Secret Service agents at a Colombian brothel incident, and now we've got a new tawd ... More >>
Apparently the spirit of Sen. Joseph McCarthy lives on in South Florida Rep. Allen West. While President Barack Obama was speaking yesterday in Boca Raton, West spoke to supporters in nearby Palm City and said he's heard that up to 80 of the 190 Democratic members of Congress are actually members of ... More >>
You're going to have to wait for that romantic cruise to Havana. Under President Obama, travel restrictions to Cuba have eased from the Bush years, with new air charters opening routes from Miami and Tampa and even Texas to the island. That thaw, though, apparently doesn't include passenger boats ... More >>
Every year, America celebrates the birth of its own democracy with fireworks, so it only makes sense a pro-democracy group that helps newly arrived Cubans settle in Miami is on its way to put on a fireworks display off the coast of Cuba. Predictably, the Cuban government is none too pleased.
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 >>
Don Slesnick is the top-fundraiser with $158,000 in his campaign chest.The election season in the City Beautiful is entering the home stretch. Coral Gables voters will be casting their ballots for mayor and two city commissioners on April 12. The latest quarterly campaign finance reports show the ... More >>
Photo via U.S. State Department websiteApparently, the Cold War is not what it used to be. First we find out that the no-longer-so-Soviet Union (aka Russia) still has spies in the U.S. but they are totally lame and shop at Costco. Now Cuba teams up with the Catholic Church and announces it will r ... More >>
A massive 7.0 earthquake struck just south of Port-au-Prince last night, devastating a Haitian capital still rebuilding from multiple serious hurricanes two summers ago.Even in this age of instant information, news is only trickling out of Haiti. CNN reports this morning that there's no casualty cou ... More >>
Twelve students from Lynn University in Boca Raton are amongst those stuck in Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earth quake. One student was able to send a text message to a parent, and reports that all twelve are safe. The group was traveling with Food for the Poor, a charitabl ... More >>
via FlickrOne of the FBI's longest-known fugitives turned himself into federal law enforcement officers in New York yesterday after hiding in Cuba for more than four decades.Louis Armando Peña Soltren, 66, and two other men hijacked a Pan American flight in November 1968 after entering the cockp ... More >>
A former US State Department employee and his wife have been busted in Washington D.C,. spying for Cuba. Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn, worked for Fidel Castro for 30 years, according to an indictment handed down by the US Attorney General's office this afternoon. Myers had top secre ... More >>
LocalThe Miami Marine Stadium is listed as one of 11 most endangered historic sites in America. [Herald]Top officials from the State Department met with a Cuba representative yesterday, though the American official stressed that it doesn't actually mean anything, yet. [CBS4]Been spending most of our ... More >>
"Just assume these local politicians are lying when they say anything."
Terry Brown, before the storm Wednesday, as lightning licked the skyline and a wall of thunderclouds bore down on Miami, New Times took a bicycle along the shoulder of the Julia Tuttle Causeway to meet Terry Brown, soon to be its newest resident. Last March, New Times wrote about three sex offend ... More >>
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"You've reached Fidel Castro's voice mail. Please press 1 to leave a message, or 2 to hear his opinion about this new telephone service."