U.S. Southern Command

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Coast Guard Offloads $110 Million of Seized Cocaine in Miami Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded roughly $110 million worth of cocaine in Miami Beach this morning, which actually carried a rough street value of about $330 million. The more than 3,300 kilos of llello were interdicted during two separate incidents as part of the Coast Guard's Operation Martillo, an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    SOUTHCOM Chief: Latin Leaders Think U.S. Marijuana Legalization Is Hypocritical

    Gen. John F. Kelly, the chief of the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, gave a surprisingly candid testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday. He said that because of budget cuts and inadequate funding he's only able to stop about 26 percent of illegal drugs that head from Latin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Free MIA Brewing Suds at World of Beer in Kendall Tomorrow (Photos)

    As MIA Brewing Company gets closer to its grand opening, the company needs to keep thirsty fans at bay. What's better than giving away some free beer? That's what will happen tomorrow night, September 17: the MIA Brewing spotlight at World of Beer in Kendall. Free beer -- free beer for all. See ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    The Miami Herald Announces Its New Home: Former U.S. Southcom HQ in Doral

    ​The Miami Herald has officially found its new home. The newspaper is moving to the former headquarters of the United States Southern Command in Doral. Publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo to staff this morning announcing the move. The Herald has sold its current headquarters, right off Bisca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Miami Herald Might Move to Doral

    ​Sure, Doral seems like a decent place to run the United States' military operations in South and Central America, but is it a good spot to headquarter a once-proud metro newspaper? The Miami Herald might soon find out. The South Florida Business Journal reports the Herald is now in negotiati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Top Secret Miami?

    ​Little did you know, but that guy who made your extra-skinny mochachino this morning in Miami Beach might be sniping South American drug runners in his spare time. And that creepy guy in overalls down the block who moves his lawn three times a week? Straight-up CIA.At least that's the gist of a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Hugo Chavez Accuses U.S. Plane of "Electronic Warfare," Hints at Aggression with Colombia

    ​Venezuela and Colombia are starting to become the Ned Flandars and Homer Simpson of Latin America: two neighbors with very different world views that are really starting to hate each other.Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has even implied that if Juan Manuel Santos, the chosen successor of curre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Musicians Demand Classified Gitmo Memos On How Their Tunes Were Used As Torture

    Of all the outrages perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay -- which New Times explored in depth earlier this year on our visit to the prison camp in southern Cuba -- one of the strangest has to be the military's music-based "futility technique."via Wikimedia Commons​In case you've succeeded in washing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Cuban 5 Convictions Upheld Again. Next Stop: Supreme Court

    The Cuban 5 Ten years after the world was shocked, astounded, blown away, and all that stuff to learn that Fidel Castro had sent spies to check on Miami's exiles, we may finally stop hearing about em. The United States Court of Appeals in Atlanta today denied a defense request for a hearing to reco ... More >>

  • News

    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

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Myth Makers

    Good thing Che Guevara died young, otherwise film directors and book authors would be at a loss

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

    A grand plan to fight Latin poverty flunks out at UM

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of February 13, 2003

    Is Miami Beach secretly racist?

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Inside the Wasp's Nest

    In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Cuban Missive Crisis

    For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    (Not so) honorable mentions

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Yuppies in the Hood

    Welcome to St. Hugh Oaks, Miami's first subsidized housing project for the affluent

  • 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.

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    October 9, 1997
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    July 20, 1995

    The Thrill of the Hunt

    Carlos Herrera leaped up from Hialeah, took aim, and got himself a beauty: Homestead Air Force Base