Manuel Madrid is a staff writer for Miami New Times. The child of Venezuelan immigrants, he grew up in Pompano Beach. He studied finance at Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a writing fellow for the magazine The American Prospect in Washington, D.C., before moving back to South Florida.
2 days ago | Education
The back-to-school season never seemed so grim. To the dismay of parents, bulletproof backpacks now join 64-count crayon boxes and binders on shopping lists for the new school year.
4 days ago | Crime
Sitting in front of a computer screen in his home in Brandon, Florida, Daniel McMahon allegedly carried out a campaign of terror, encouraging violence against countless people and helping influence at least one murderous white nationalist. This we...
4 days ago | News
The battle over Florida's controversial ban on sanctuary cities doesn't look like it will be settled anytime soon. As state lawmakers return to Tallahassee this week to jockey over priorities for the 2020 legislative session in January, Hialeah Re...
9 days ago | International News
International aid was quick to get to the Bahamas soon after Hurricane Dorian, but slow to reach parts of the affected islands due to a mountain of logistical challenges. The hurricane, which was a Category 5 storm when it made landfall, flooded G...
12 days ago | News
As Hurricane Dorian barreled into the U.S. Virgin Islands on its rampage through the Caribbean, the Trump administration was busy redirecting millions of dollars in federal disaster relief to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
16 days ago | International News
Haitian activists in Miami are calling on the Bahamian government to suspend all immigration enforcement actions until the battered islands and their undocumented residents have had a chance to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.