Rick Scott has officially picked Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his next lieutenant governor. The office was vacant for nearly ten months. A solid conservative whose main issue throughout his career as both property appraiser and a member of the Florida House has been lower pr ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
LeBron James will be taking his talents to the Far East in August in what Nike was calling a tour of China. Problem is his schedule starts in Taiwan, and that government really, really doesn't like even the slightest implication that it's actually part of China. So now officials are threatening t ... 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 >>
The Pakistani government and military is facing tough criticism after Osama bin Laden was found living rather comfortably in a large city in their country just minutes from Pakistan's top military training academy. Rep. Allen West of Broward and Palm Beach, ever the reactionary Republican, is lea ... 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 >>
The impetus for the latest Politico article about the Florida senate race must have gone something like this: "Hey, you know that Jeff Greene guy who's spending $40 million to buy the Democratic Senate nomination -- he's kind of creepy with a bit of a shady background, right? And Charlie Crist ... 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.
Citng his "critical health condition" Fidel Castro stepped down as Cuba's president and commander-in-chief on Tuesday, ending a tenure as head of state that lasted nearly a half century, according to Granma, the official publication of the Cuban Communist Party. It appears Castro gave no notice of ... More >>
With Fidel on his death bed, journalist Carlos Otero is more critical than ever
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 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
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
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."
Much to AT&T's dismay, foreign companies have found a way around the restrictions on calling Cu ba from the U.S. -- for now, at least
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.
Diario las Americas published a propagandized version of a dispatch from Havana. Cuban officials blamed it on the writer.