One morning in the summer of 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics were set to kick off, Juan Zapata, then a republican Florida state representative, found himself having breakfast with Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States. The breakfast delegation was talking business, and so ... More >>
While you may have spent Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving, Jeb Bush was busy on Twitter spreading controversy-stirring conspiracy theories about President Obama on Twitter. Unfortunately these stubborn little things called facts got in the way of his criticism.
Throughout his embattled political career, David Rivera used his power to undermine Cuba's communist government at every turn. The Cuban-American Republican was one of the staunchest hard-line crusaders against Fidel Castro's regime. When he was a state legislator, he successfully championed a law t ... More >>
Looks like everyone in the free world takes what Anthony Bourdain tweets into consideration.Read also:Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain Previews New CNN ShowWhile filming episodes for his new CNN show Parts Unknown in Myanmar, Bourdain tweeted the following nugget of inside information:
When Venezuela closed its consulate in Miami, it left the country's largest group of foreign-based voters without a convenient polling place. In order to vote in the upcoming October 7 election, those that live in Miami would have to travel to another consulate. Which isn't easy, considering the nea ... More >>
Violent outbursts against the U.S. tore through Libya and Egypt last night, with protestors in Cairo scaling the embassy walls and tearing down an American flag and armed militiamen in Benghazi attacking a consultate and killing the U.S. ambassador and three other diplomats.Florida's hate-mongering ... More >>
Apparently, Hugo Chavez is a landlord's nightmare. The controversial Venezuelan prez recently announced that he was closing his country's consulate in Miami for good. Problem is, the consulate had just agreed to a ten-year lease for its Brickell office and hasn't even bothered to pay rent for the ... More >>
So Gov. Rick Scott, or whoever it is that controls his social media accounts, took to Facebook last night and asked Floridians to play a fun little game of fill-in-the-blank about the legislative session so far. With over 300 replies so far, Scott, who has some of the lowest approval numbers of a ... More >>
Next time you have a few minutes to burn in Palm City, Florida, why not book a leisurely afternoon at Negrohead Point? No? Perhaps a relaxing drive over Negro Jim Hammock Bridge near Moore Haven would calm your nerves. Then you could hop up to Jefferson County to cool off in Negro Cove, or s ... More >>
"Are there things we don't want you to know? Yes," Brian Burgess, Rick Scott's communication director (or misdirector in many cases) tells the Times/Herald's Tallahassee Bureau. "There are things we don't want to broadcast to our opponents."Florida's Sunshine Laws are supposed to foster an o ... More >>
Anna Ardin: U.S. spy? Sorry, but not in Miami.Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has shaken the Washington D.C. bureaucracy to its core with embarrassing revelations -- from illicit contacts with Fidel Castro to State Department plans to steal credit card numbers from top United Nations offici ... More >>
In May, a tropical storm and a volcano eruption devastated Guatemala, leaving hundreds dead, and a giant sinkhole that swallowed a three-story building in the heart of the capital city. In response to the natural disasters, its government asked the United States to extend Temporary Protected Stat ... More >>
Obama's fast rise had as much to do with his natural charisma and thoughtful, powerful speeches as the fact that he wasn't Hillary Clinton. The former first lady a year ago seemed like a lock for the White House, but the anti-Clinton factions in her party needed a superstar challenger. Enter Obama, ... More >>
I have a confession to make. I took this job only because I needed the money. The policies enacted by the Pelosi Congress and secret President Hillary Clinton (You thought it was Bill? Ha!) led to this horrible financial crisis (You know ... women and money). I played the part of a leftist zombie to ... More >>
Just take it in a little under the arms, please. An astute reader's memory was triggered by "Mock Trial," the article I wrote last week about Miami's immigration judges. Judge Bruce Solow, who said of one asylum seeker's case that it "was so vague and general you could vomit," was the subject o ... More >>
Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers
A small cadre of exile fanatics now controls the Bush administration's Cuba policy, and Fidel Castro couldn't be happier
After the Catholic Church banished him, Cuba welcomed him. But the vibrant new life George Zirwas created for himself soon ended in tragic death.
How to campaign in the new House District 25? There's always Cuba.
I Bake, Therefore I Pan: Excuse me, but am I the only one who thinks Miami is clueless about dough?
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Chile demands that former secret police agent Armando Fernandez Larios face justice for his role in the murderous Caravan of Death. But he seems to be safe in Miami -- thanks to the U.S. government.
Could you win a restaurant just by writing an essay?
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Welcome to Alex Penelas's Banana Republic
The quiet intensity of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
With the future of their country in flux, Venezuelans are setting up shop, and opposing camps, in Florida
How about a little music with your drama?
Guerillas in the mix
Bernardo Benes helped free hundreds of Cuban political prisoners twenty years ago. Hardliners in Miami hate him for it.
Welcome to the new Radio Marti, dragged into the swirl of local exile politics, more quarrelsome than ever, and growing increasingly irrelevant
Was Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega really a drug trafficker? Or is it possible he was set up by the U.S. government? Try asking a few dozen people who should know.
Jorge Mas Canosa answered a journalistic hatchet jobwith a libel lawsuit. But now everyone is getting cut to the bone.
Radio Marti: Ethics in Exile
One of Dade's most controversial advocates for the homeless finds herself jobless
Internal records of disciplinary actions against Metro-Dade cops get wiped clean after two years
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
Thanks to executive order 12922, some Haitian students face the prospect of being kicked out of local colleges for failure to pay tuition
In the turbulent and often virulent world of Spanish-language radio, two things are certain: Fidel will be the debate, and Tomas Garcia Fuste will prevail
Has outspoken firefighter Douglas Jewett spoken out once too often?