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.
1 day ago | Crime
Offering fancy clothes and luxury cars as bait to recruit vulnerable girls into years of prostitution, William Foster used South Florida as a home base for an expansive sex trafficking operation for at least 15 years, federal agents alleged in a c...
3 days ago | News
Private parking lot operators in Miami are a lot like telemarketers and loan sharks: No matter how good of a job they do, it's still hard to like them. In a city where urban sprawl and stripped-back public transportation have effectively forced ca...
3 days ago | Marijuana
The road to recreational marijuana in Florida is long and full of obstacles, but the legalization movement continues to gain momentum. Today the advocacy group Make It Legal Florida announced that its petition to put legal weed on the ballot in 20...
5 days ago | News
A single vote today could dash David Beckham's dreams of building a Major League Soccer stadium in Miami. City of Miami commissioners will meet this morning to consider the fate of Miami Freedom Park, a proposed $1 billion commercial complex inclu...
8 days ago | Business
The circus is coming to town, but not everyone is celebrating. Sarasota-based Garden Bros. Circus, whose current North American tour has been met with protests and scathing news reports on several stops, must be hoping to encounter a warmer welcom...
10 days ago | Election
There are tight elections, and then there's yesterday's race for the Group IV seat on the Miami Beach City Commission, which was so close it makes Gore-Bush look like a cakewalk.