Miami's all about Latin flavor. Haven't you seen Pain & Gain? If you haven't we recommend you go watch it. Like tonight, or maybe Thursday, so that afterward you can head over to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, where you can admire some of the city's most popular murals and have a "Taste of the Americas."
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You could trace the Miami Marlins' tailspin to last April, when new manager Ozzie Guillen pissed off the most important exiles in town by praising Fidel Castro. Surely the team had that fiasco in mind when news of the death of Miami's second-most-hated strongman, Hugo ChĂˇvez, was announced shortly ... More >>
What a bunch of assholes! Serving celebratory specials for the death of a human being?
Well, not really. Hugo Chavez may have personified heartache and headache to millions of Venezuelan citizens, immigrants, and their U.S.-born descendants, but to say we're celebrating his death would be horrifica ... More >>
The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's official mission: "To educate, preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the greatest Latin songwriters from all over the world and their music in every genre."
Founded by a Grammy-winning pair of writer-producers -- multimillion-selling Songwriter Hall of Fa ... More >>
Hugo Chavez scored a resounding win in Venezuela's October 7 presidential election. His 11-point victory ensured that -- barring a sudden surrender to the cancer he has been battling for more than a year -- he will mark 20 years in power by the end of his term in 2019. He has threatened to rule unti ... More >>
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Miguel Aguilar grew up eating sopa de frijoles negros and tropical salads -- and now he's out to give others a taste of his Venezuelan childhood by completely reworking the menu at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar.
The executive chef's recently a ... More >>
A painting by French modernist master Henri Matisse had been missing for more than a decade, but authorities uncovered it yesterday at, of all places, the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach during an undercover sting. The painting, which is estimated to be worth upward of $3 million, is the property of SofĂ ... More >>
Few countries ball as hard as Colombia, just ask the United States Secret Service. Whether kicking it with beautiful women or shooting aguardiente, those dudes couldn't resist Colombian charm, succumbing to Cartagena's nightlife and potentially jeopardizing national security along the way.
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Hugo Chavez had himself the kind of action-packed weekend fit only for a Bolivarian strongman. First, he banned all private gun sales in Venezuela -- limiting hand guns to just police and military forces -- in a move he says will help stem the wave of violent crime in his country. Then, he turned ar ... More >>
The seemingly endless traffic nightmare is over. The crowds have gone home.
That's right -- Memorial Day weekend 2012 came and went, and now the locals have reclaimed South Beach. The nightclubs are back to business as usual, booking superfamous international DJs and catering to the bottle-popping ... More >>
â€‹Venezuelan President Hugo ChĂˇvez says his country will close its consulate in Miami. The news comes after a Venezuelan diplomat headquartered in Miami was expelled by the state department earlier this week for her alleged role in a cyber-terrorism plot against the United States.
â€‹Over the course of nearly 20 years, the four members of Caramelos de Cianuro have managed to secure themselves as the chief proponents of rock in their native Venezuela. Moreover, they've established themselves as representatives of Latin rock on the whole -- or Rock en EspaĂ±ol, as it's widely k ... More >>
Camille LambVita-Life attracts many devotees from the yoga center next door.â€‹The area south of Fifth Street in Miami Beach is a chic one to reside in these days, but cross to the north side of the main drag and it's another story. Homeless push overloaded carts through the streets and live in the ... More >>
Frequencia Natural EP
As time passes, Elastic Bond band leader Andres Ponce is beginning to look like the greatest export the rhino-shaped country of Venezuela could've mustered. (Sure, there's all that petroleum for your lame SUVs and the Miss Univers ... More >>
â€‹Who loves summer time? I know I do. Sure, it's hotter than hell in SoFla these days (next time they'll listen to you, Al Gore), and with a humidity index of, like, 975, opening the front door is practically like taking a shower, only in your own sweat. But it's that wonderful, magical time of yea ... More >>
â€‹Flamenco, as we all know, is the quintessential style from La Madre Patria (the Motherland), harking back to the Andalusian gypsies. Fittingly, the genre has its legends. Names of those past, like Lola Flores and El Camaron de La Isla ("the Shrimp of the Island," no joke), pass with reverence fro ... More >>
â€‹Ultrachic is a Miami band of Venezuelan ex-pats who rest at the crossroad of contemporary Venezuelan rock, uniting the golden age of acts like Sentimiento Muerto, Dermis Tatu, and Desorden PĂşblico with the newer crop of outfits like Zapato 3, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Caramelos de Cianuro. Actu ... More >>
Rolando Grooscors has worn the hats of producer, composer, and arranger, but is best known as an accomplished jazz guitarist. Impressively adequate in all these fields, he's twice received Latin Grammy nods and his latest album, Thankful, has garnered positive criticism and acclaim from notable ... More >>
â€‹If you've been following along -- and we know you have -- you're well aware by now of MiamiAlterLatino.com's awesome series taking place at Jazid, known as International Thursdays. The party series has sought to bring to SoBe a little global culture, changing each week's parties to fit different ... More >>
One person is murdered every two hours in Venezuela, according to new statistics released by the independent Venezuelan Observatory of Violence.The murder rate in the South American country has more than quadrupled since Hugo ChĂˇvez came to power in 1999. There were 54 homicides per 100,000 people ... More >>
ÂˇJoder tio! ÂˇLa ostia! Do you ever find yourself longing to get in touch with your true roots and reconnect with the motherland? I'm not talking about Cuba (or Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, or any other Latin countries represented in our fair city). I'm talking abo ... More >>
Franco De Vita is the Latin Billy Joel. That's not an exaggeration. Anyone who knows Latin music can back it up. And unfortunately I can't take credit for the comparison, I'm actually quoting, unofficially and without her knowledge or consent, an old boss and mentor from my very fi ... More >>
It was a damn good weekend for the vanguard of the Bolivarian Revolution, Fidel Castro's BFF Hugo Chavez.courtesy Wikimedia CommonsAbout 54 percent of Venezuelans on Sunday voted to remove term limits so that Chavez can run again for president in 2012 -- and presumably well beyond, if Castro is real ... More >>