In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
More than 100,000 cases have been reported in the Caribbean. About 53,000 have cropped up in the Dominican Republic. And South Floridians traveling to those two places might be responsible for bringing an epidemic home. Chikungunya, the oddly named disease that's spread through mosquitos, has infec ... More >>
Chances are when you are hardcore jonesing for the sweet combo of theobromine phenethylamine and caffeine that chocolate provides, you haven't really thought about all that went into getting it from little cacao beans to neatly packaged chocolate bar at the checkout. Was it ethically sourced? Gro ... More >>
On February 23, Enterprise Florida led a group of local politicians and leaders, including Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, as well as local business leaders to the Dominican Republic for a trade mission. Governor Rick Scott, who had been scheduled to be a part of it, canceled his trip. But ... More >>
Aww shit, it's that time again. Time to get real with some beer news. Downing a few beers with the brews at a bar is always a chill thing to do, but gorking on a little beer knowledge just might get you in with the ladies. It has been two weeks since the last TWIBN. That's because hangovers are a ... More >>
For a while there, it looked like Tropical Storm Chantal was going to come in and ruin everybody's weekend by being all tropical stormy on our asses. But now, she isn't looking so tough, thanks to her weakening overnight and what with Cuba's mountainous terrains battering her enough to slow down th ... More >>
Apparently trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by stuffing bags of it up one's rectum is something the feds are on to. So the next logical step was to try to stuff coke into hollowed-out coconuts and smuggle them in that way, because coconuts is not a person's rectum. Unfortunately for three me ... More >>
Last week, we told you about how FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Melgen also may or may not have provided the senator with underaged Dominican hookers. Then, we told you how the FBI ... More >>
On Wednesday, we told you about how FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who also may or may not have provided the senator with underaged Dominican hookers. See also: FBI Agents Raid Off ... More >>
FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Menendez is part of the eight Democratic and Republican senators who have joined Marco Rubio in putting together an immigration reform bill. The do ... More >>
Is it just us, or does Enrique look a little pale? Following in the grand tradition of Sammy Hagar building a brand of tequila and Lil Jon endorsing Crunk Juice, Miami homeboy Enrique Iglesias is the latest celebrity to sign on to promote a line of spirits. The singer, who according to a press re ... More >>
B.C. Tacos is heading out to Broward County this weekend.If you love the south Florida food truck scene but hate the drive down to Miami (with gas prices hitting close to four bucks a gallon, who can blame you?), this weekend may be the answer to all the nights you left a tiny li ... More >>
FlickrUnless you see this badge, you're not dealing with the real DEA.There may be no honor among thieves, but still it's shocking to hear that scammers would target a 55-year-old woman who's already cursed with cancer.According to a release by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the woman recei ... More >>
That's a few points from a match this past weekend between two international youth volleyball squads, with the USA White Youth team in the foreground and a team from the Dominican Republic in the far court. Volleyball players, most of whom were girls, absolutely swarmed SE 17th Street last weekend ... More >>
Theodore ScottRoatan: snorkeling, sailing, diving, dolphins... and now golf!Pete Dye has modestly dismissed his own career as "digging up other people's property," but in truth, he elevated the act of golf course design from a mere landscaping job into an art form. When Dye was inducted into t ... More >>
They'll take you there..."El Autentico Sabor de la Comida Dominicana," reads the menu at this Pompano Beach hole-in-the-wall. And it's authentic Dominican Republic fare, all right. Homemade specials at Latin Conga! change daily, but once they run out, forget your craving for fried chicken chun ... More >>
You probably aren't a huge fan of the Dominican Republic baseball team. I know because you wouldn't be reading this--your eyes would still be far too teary to stare at a blog. ESPN is reporting that hundreds of D.R. fans had already purchased plane tickets to Miami and tickets to the secon ... More >>
Prosecutors have dropped battery charges against a guy after watching a surveillance video showing that cops bum-rushed the shit out of him. The tape, which shows officers grabbing and punching Josh Ortiz, reinforces the idea that I'd better say some really nice things about Fort Lauderdale co ... More >>
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