Local activists hope to bring the 2013 death of teenager Israel "Reefa" Hernandez at the hands of Miami Beach Police to the attention of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The Dream Defenders and the Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services have filed a report with the UN in ti ... More >>
Today is Earth Day, 24 hours when we all pause to consider how best to reduce that nasty number known as our carbon footprint. But what to do? Should we all drive Smart Cars? Recycle our Bud Light cans? Set Miami's collective A/C at 80 degrees? Actually, going meatless is the best thing any of us c ... More >>
There's no question that plant-based eating is on the rise, with everyone from Al Gore to Beyonce giving veganism a go. And from farm-to-table eateries to frozen meat substitutes, it's becoming increasingly easier to make with the herbivorous eating. So how about ditching your meat-diction for one ... More >>
For the second year, Brickell is getting in on this Oktoberfest business and celebrating arguably the largest beer festival in the world. It all takes place this Friday, October 5. Part of this year's event is the Bier Garden Pop-Up Restaurant hosted by top Michelin-rated chef Wolfgang Ban. C ... More >>
by Manataka American Indian CouncilToday is National Chocolate Covered Insect day. You've probably consumed your fair share of bugs during your lifetime -- either as a kid stuffing dirt in your mouth or last week when you yawned while riding around on your bike.No need to panic -- most insects ar ... More >>
Members of Florida Tea Party groups are so upset with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's efforts to save manatees that they are claiming that new rules to possibly be imposed in famous Kings Bay would not only go against the Bible, but also are part of a vast United Nations conspiracy ... More >>
We're actually kind of surprised it took this long for someone to appoint Kendrick Meek to something. The White House has announced that it will nominate the former South Florida congressman to a representative position at the United Nations.
Twenty-two people, including several United Nations workers, have been killed in Afghanistan during protests over Florida pastor Terry Jones's burning of a Koran in his tiny Gainesville church. Jones, who had postponed the burning after threatening to hold International Burn a Koran Day on the ni ... More >>
When lunatic Gainesville pastor Terry Jones announced his plan to burn Korans at his tiny church, no less an authority than Gen. David Petreaus warned that there would be consequences in places like Afghanistan where fellow religious lunatics look for any such provocation for bloodshed. Jones wen ... More >>
New York City is under the persistent attack of bedbugs, with even fancy and iconic joints like the Waldorf Astoria hotel, the Empire State Building, and United Nations headquarters succumbing to infestation. There's now evidence that the great bedbug threat may soon be elevating in South Florida ... More >>
Marco Dormino (UN) via Wikimedia CommonsA year after a devastating earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover.At 4:53 p.m. this afternoon, the church bells of St. Mary's Cathedral will ring out over Little Haiti and the rest of Miami. Sadly, the occasion won't be a wedding but the remembrance o ... More >>
Joe Sacco's latest project - the 418-page journalistic graphic novel "Footnotes in Gaza" - was borne of an editor's harsh cuts. Working on a project in Gaza for Harper's Magazine, Sacco was amazed to learn that virtually nada had been written about the worst Palestinian mass killing in the r ... More >>
Hemp, that beloved fiber of the cannabis sativa plant, seems to be popping up in everything you buy these days. Look online and you'll find clothing, body lotion, paper, granola, milk, butter and protein bars all touting the benefits of this popular plant. But don't be fooled. You won ... More >>
via WikiCommonsChicago and New York are currently freaking out about silly little bedbugs. They've even hit the United Nations building. Miami Beach has far scarier infestation problems: hookworms! The parasitic pest borrow through people's skins before eventually finding their way into the small ... More >>
First, the good news: The number of chronically hungry people in the world has dropped for the first time in 15 years, according to "The State of Food Insecurity in the World" report that will be jointly released by the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ... More >>
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz was noted for his strong advocacy for bicycling, and Miami Beach has just launched its Decobike bike sharing program. This all seems progressive and positive, but is it secretly part of a larger plot to erode our personal freedoms, undermine the American constitution ... More >>
via Dominican TodayOut of all the things Haiti needs right now as it continues to rebuild after this year's devastating earthquake are prostitutes. Yet, Time magazine reports today that post-quake Haiti has attracted a startling number of sex workers, mostly women from the neighboring Domini ... More >>
Cubans went to the polls Sunday to pick new political leaders. As far as elections go, it was another tense, too-close-to-call battle between communists and some other communists. Fifteen thousand seats were up for grab in this year's municipal assembly race, the first election in two years. In t ... More >>
Normally, I prefer to spend my time and money in clubs that look, feel, and smell like actual garages. But this past Wednesday, I chose instead to spend my time and money in the sex dens of that 21st century disco Sodom, otherwise known as LIV. The night was long, sleazy, and decadent to the point ... More >>
A Miami Shores man trapped in the wreckage of the collapsed UN building in Haiti was finally freed after 40 hours. [Herald]Wounded Americans in Haiti are being taken to Gitmo. [Herald]3 Lynn University students believed to had been found in Haiti are actually still unaccounted for. [CBS4]Miami-Dade ... More >>
Last night, South Florida's two top weekly newspapers (said modestly) Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach donated $5,000 to Partners in Health (PIH), perhaps the most important charity in returning Haiti to normalcy after this week's monstrous earthquake.And we are cha ... 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 >>
Alex IzaguirreJust when I think all is lost in this chaotic, transient subtropical paradise I call home, some of my homies give me hope. They've demonstrated that Miami-Dade does have people who care about the world around them and are willing to raise awareness about making the world a better, s ... More >>
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Taking over a neighborhood near us The gentrifying march of Starbucks goes on. The giant, earth-devouring coffee chain has planted its latest flag on the northeast corner of Biscayne Boulevard and 30th Street, in front of the moldering former Delicias del mar Peruano restaurant, and just a cou ... More >>
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What could be more exciting and fulfilling than the life of a consul? Well, lots of things, actually.