It seems almost too obvious to state that a key requirement to being Lieutenant Governor is actually wanting to be Lieutenant Governor, but that's apparently something Governor Rick Scott didn't take into account during his long dragging search to replaced disgraced ex-Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. I ... More >>
Just last year Marco Rubio was dubbed the "Republican Savior." Now he's getting booed by the Tea Partiers who first helped him come to power, and that fall is reflected in several new national polls. Over at Five Thirty Eight, Micah Cohen analyzes Rubio's latest numbers. It's not a pretty picture, ... More >>
Among all the third rails in American politics -- abortion, gun control, Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech -- there is one truly untouchable area: Messing with cute dogs. Just ask Mitt Romney how the tale of strapping the family pooch to the roof of his car for a cross-country trip worked out.Well ... More >>
When Hugo Chavez made his first mysterious trip to Cuba for cancer surgery last year, many predicted the Venezuelan president's health would give out before last October's elections. The dictator seemed to have made a surprising recovery and won reelection, but it seems his health problems are far f ... More >>
In an election that should be centering around the economy and health care, in Miami-Dade the biggest topic, at least as presented in both campaigns' latest ads, predictably appears to be Cuba. After Mitt Romney took to the airwaves with a Spanish-language ad connecting Barack Obama to the Castros a ... More >>
Who is Mitt Romney's biggest fan in the NFL? Apparently it's Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The billionaire developer has donated over $125,000 to Republican causes this election cycle, including $100,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC.
Time and again, Florida's Police Benevolent Association has asked Gov. Rick Scott to write for its union newsletter, the Roll Call. Over and over, Scott has ignored the PBA (which, to be fair, did campaign heavily against the governor.) So the union took the mature, adult tact and wrote a respectful ... More >>
Tallahassee, be very afraid. If all goes according to their plan, not one, not two, but all three Diaz de la Portilla brothers will be members of the state Legislature come November. They're already one-third of the way there. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla did not draw a challenger for his state Senate ... More >>
There's not many scenarios under which President Obama can win reelection in 2012 without winning Florida (especially considering we'll have two more electoral votes this time around). New numbers from Public Policy Polling show that while Obama is leading all Republican candidates right n ... More >>
Former Miami Beach Democratic-state-senator-turned-failed- attorney-general-candidate Dan Gelber doesn't want his political relevance to fade away (and the man may have a bright future in Florida politics yet), so he's reminded everyone he's still around by posting a blistering attack on Florida' ... More >>
Rick Scott introduced his budget this Monday to cheers at a Tea Party event inside a Eustis, Florida, church. Back in the reality of Tallahassee, though, the new governor's plans haven't been greeted with much enthusiasm. Even Republican lawmakers aren't sure it's a workable budget. Scott is faci ... More >>
Last time around, presidential hopefuls of both parties came down to the University of Miami to participate in the nation's first primary debates broadcast in Spanish. In 2012, the Republicans will return to Florida for a primary debate, but this one is being sponsored by a group called the "Tea ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke sizes up Senate candidates Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, and Marco Rubio.Alex IzaguirreRubio will probably go down in his ... More >>
Victims of a Bolivian massacre seek justice in Miami.
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
With Fidel on his death bed, journalist Carlos Otero is more critical than ever
October 26, 2004
Miami International Airport
Swap jailed Cuban spies for jailed Cuban dissidents
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
From the issue of April 26, 2001
Finding one of Cuba's most famous stars on either side of the Florida Straits can be downright impossible, as the musician navigates between big dreams and political realities
Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon
Ramon Saul Sanchez is an exile leader with charisma, style, and a strong sense of drama
A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Letters from the issue of March 2, 2000
Chile's infamous undercover operative Armando Fernandez Larios has lived a quiet life in Miami. But his past is about to catch up with him.
With the future of their country in flux, Venezuelans are setting up shop, and opposing camps, in Florida
Before he was banished from his homeland, Diosmel Rodriguez sowed the seeds of revolt among Cuban farmers
Tenacious Cuban journalists Olance Nogueras and Lazaro Lazo were strangers in their homeland. Now they are strangers in ours.
With a vengeance born of extremists, the radical La Voz de la Resistencia show goes straight for Castro's jugular
Marion and Orlando de Cardenas aided Fidel Castro when the Cuban revolution was still a daydream, not a bad dream
Impoverished and imperiled, Cuba's independent journalists stubbornly cling to the notion of a free press
Radio Marti: Ethics in Exile
The Cintas Foundation, a long-standing financial boon to artists of Cuban heritage, isn't doling out any money this year
Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.
In Cuba she was a symbol, the Madonna of the Counterrevolution. But in Miami, it's a different kind of fight for Paula Valiente.
When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.
"You've reached Fidel Castro's voice mail. Please press 1 to leave a message, or 2 to hear his opinion about this new telephone service."
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
How did two Miami radio stations end up broadcasting Radio Marti programs to listeners in Cuba? Hint: It's curious, but it's classified.