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  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Jam Cruise 2012 Doles Out Umphrey's McGee and 38 Other Doses of Trippy Tuneage

    The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!​On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Wachovia Now Off the Hook for Laundering Mexican Drug Money

    Off the hook for millions in money laundering.​Happy Anniversary, Wachovia!A year after the bank admitted to laundering hundreds of millions in Mexican drug money -- and paying $160 million in fines and penalties -- the company is now off the hook for further punishment.According to the British pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Operation Pill Nation Nets Midtown Pain Management

    ​In an effort dubbed "Operation Pill Nation," federal and local authorities executed the largest crack down on pill mills in South Florida to date. South Florida has become a hotbed of shady pain clinics dolling out prescriptions for powerful and addictive pain killers, and while most of these cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Bruise Cruise Travel Tip: Don't Smuggle Drugs Onto the Ship

    Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr ​The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers. In January, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    August 27, 2010

    Restaurants That Should Have Never Gone Away, Part 2

    You can't move the soul of a restaurant.​When you're favorite restaurant closes down. you miss intangibles. You can usually find comparable food, but the aura of an iconic restaurant cannot be easily duplicated. Part 2 of our list makes has as much affect on our heart as our belly. Pacific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Five Reasons Any Trip to MIA Can Be an Adventure

    Amy McTigue via flickr MIA back to old tricks.​Steven Slater -- the beer-wielding, expletive-dropping, emergency-slide-sliding, doughy Jet Blue flight attendant -- reminded us that any visit to the airport can be an adventure. And in Miami, we up the ante on the high jinks, if not hijacking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    'Pablo Escobar' of the Caribbean Arrested in Puerto Rico After Tony Montana-Worthy Career

    via U.S. Marshals ServiceJose Figueroa Agosto was arrested this weekend after a decade-long run from the law. ​He moved boatloads of Colombian cocaine through the Caribbean to U.S. shores, bought dozens of luxury homes and built a house in the Dominican Republican with his own personal zoo, police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Rubells Buy Property in DC; "Nobody Should Take Us For Granted"

    The Wynwood building where Don and Mera Rubell house their collection is a Parthenon of modern art. The white walls at the 45,000-square-foot, former DEA warehouse are adorned by as many icons as there are Greek gods: Richard Prince, Keith Haring posters, loud Barbara Krugers, Warhol Maos. ​For 17 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Young Jeezy, Big Meech, the Black Family Mafia, and a Hundred Thousand Kilos of Coke

    Young Jeezy, left (Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Department), and Big Meech, right, (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office).​ At this late date in the evolution of gangsta rap and its offspring, any spitter blatantly boasting about his underworld drug connects is almost automatically considered a fake. Tak ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Synthetic "JWH-018" Weed Hits Miami, At Least Until The Man Decides to Ban It

    It kind of looks like weed. It sort of smells like weed. Pack it into a bowl, light it up, and it'll definitely bake you into a mellow high. via Wikimedia CommonsJWH-018 isn't the real deal, but it'll get you high.Yet there it is for sale right out on the counter at Laughing Buddha, a cozy smoke sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Buju Banton Busted for Trying to Buy Cocaine

    via MTV News​Last Thursday, controversial reggae star Buju Banton (aka Mark Anthony Myrie) was busted for trying to buy nearly 15 7 kilos of cocaine from an undercover DEA informant. Myrie is as notorious for unapologetic, anti-gay lyrics as he is for his wine-worthy music, but accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Former Miami DEA Chief Charged with Shredding Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford's Docs

    A quick lesson for all the school kids feverishly getting a Riptide fix before class this morning: If you're working for a blatant Ponzi scheme (and don't worry, someday you will) and the SEC phones and tells you not to lose any documents, don't tell your employees to fire up the shredder. It's just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Meet the Miami Doctor Accused of Juicing Manny Ramirez

    View Larger Map When MLB nailed Manny Ramirez with a 50-game suspension in May for using banned substances, several newspapers reported that he got his juice from a Florida doctor. Now, if ESPN's investigative team is correct, we know his name: Dr. Pedro Bosch, a 71-year-old Coral Gables physician ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    All Hail, the King of the Smurfs

    Only one brave bassoonist booed into his water bottle.

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Baghdad West

    In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    Redeveloping History

    Miamis top developer says he has no history with drug dealers. You judge.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shootouts and dangerous love in the visceral cop series update

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Portrait of a Dealer

    He's young, lives in Kendall, has a day job, and sells blow at a reasonable price

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Pura Rumba

    Take a journey to La Feria de Cali, one of the biggest music festivals in Latin America

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Bring It Back

    After bad decisions cost Gabriel Fain a spot among Miami's DJ elite, the house music jock gets a shot at redemption

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Smoke for Life

    The sixth annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert raises funds for patients' rights

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Heavy Traffic

    Miami attorney Joaquin Perez helps drug kingpins get minimum jail time, maximum profits, by cooperating with the feds

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Concentric Mojo

    Asphalt maze illuminates souls

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    The Wake-Up Call

    Hamas is as close as Ecuador. And they're arguing about American targets.

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of January 18, 2001

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Raver Madness

    Scare tactics, uniformed soldiers, clueless social workers, and a compliant Miami Herald

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Pestering the Pirates

    The Federal Communications Commission can't seem to keep illegal broadcasters off the air

  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999
  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Making Airwaves

    This summer the FCC pulled the plug on the county's most innovative radio stations. Some are already back on the air.

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Uncertain Justice

    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.

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Barroom Brawl

    Local club owners are feuding with the state liquor commission over drug busts. So far neither side is backing down.

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Dope Detective

    If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere

  • Film

    June 5, 1997
  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Glorious & Notorious

    Casablanca had Rick's; Vegas had the Stardust; Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'

    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed

  • Film

    May 23, 1996
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    March 14, 1996
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    December 14, 1995
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    April 21, 1993

    The Size of Their Toys

    COPEX separates the men from the boys

  • Culture

    December 23, 1992
  • Music

    August 12, 1992

    Aviary Interesting

    Egged on by a soaring Tallahassee following, Zombie Birdhouse flies in your face with invention

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    November 13, 1991
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    October 16, 1991
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    September 4, 1991
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    October 10, 1990
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