On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
Elian Gonzalez, now 20 years old, is saying some very inconvenient things about American immigration policy that contradict the old-school, right-wing Miami Cubans who dominated South Florida politics for decades (a group Fidel Castro once called "Fascist American Gangsters.") Anyone who grew up d ... More >>
Now it's our turn. The Sun-Sentinel this morning endorsed Mitt Romney. Then the Miami Herald threw its support to Barack Obama.We don't endorse candidates. We are just a motley crew of renegades who likes to throw darts at pictures of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Britney Spears. But we believe ... More >>
Fidel Castro Is Dead rumors are about as common as rain clouds over a South Florida sky. It's happened so many times, people hear news of his demise and their reaction is mainly, meh. And, with Cuba's state-run news being so paranoid about the rest of the world having any clue that their leader ma ... More >>
Well, the Marlins have suspended Manager Ozzie Guillen for getting quoted in Time magazine saying "I love Fidel Castro." Looks like we found out pretty early in the season how the Marlins front office feels about its new skipper.This is not Guillen's first off-the-wall statement. Before he landed in ... More >>
The Miami Marlins' season started Wednesday. By Sunday, news outlets across the country were writing about all the people calling for manager Ozzie Guillen's resignation.The hubbub is over an article from Time magazine that quotes Guillen saying pretty much the one thing Miami public figures should ... More >>
Tonight at 9, the remaining four contenders for the GOP presidential nomination take the stage in Tampa to talk about the issues -- and, usually, the nonissues.Either way, Florida's primary election next week is a winner-take-all contest for the state's 50 delegates, and the contest between forme ... More >>
Last week, the Washington Post published its exposé on how Sen. Marco Rubio "embellished" his family history, and after a few days, no one's really sure what the hell happened there.The Post validates the reasoning behind the article correcting Rubio's family history -- which involves dates befo ... More >>
Assuming that Christians are right about life -- that we live because God has a "plan" for us -- then why did he construct miracles to preserve the lives of some of the most reckless and self-destructive people on the planet? Why are some people able to cheat death?God hasn't bothered to send an ... More >>
According to the powerful Fanjul family, the State Department has launched an investigation into Bruno Scaioli, an Italian-Argentinian art dealer who is suspected of trafficking artwork the Fanjuls say is rightfully theirs. Not long after Fidel Castro took over Cuba in 1959, the wealthy Fanjuls fled ... More >>
The president falls prey to the Vulcan mind meld. The newest teacher in Broward County schools is an 11-year-old child prodigy. Some might say that Adora Svitak is an inspiration to children everywhere because she has already taught college classes, appeared on CNN, published a book, taken over the ... More >>
What's more embarrassing for a congresswoman, getting caught in a radio prank or erroneously hanging up on the president of the United States? Miami Congresswoman Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen is probably wondering that about right now. Not only did she hang up on Barack Obama, think ... More >>
Ecuador's Oswaldo Guayasamín painted to expose what man does against man
Professional help on the hunt for laughs
And hello again. Why Broward-Palm Beach immigrant groups are tired of the endless Castro drama.
Varela "You're talking with the new editor of the newspaper," said Cuban exile and freelance cartoonist Jose Varela as he holed up in the El Nuevo Herald newsroom with a machine gun, "and I am here to uncover the true conflicts of the newspaper. Here they ridicule the exiles, there are problems with ... More >>
Had to comment on this column in The Miami Herald by Sam Terilli, a professor at the University of Miami's School of Communication and a former general counsel at the newspaper. He expounds on the Marti Ten and ultimately blames ... the government: [A] fair degree of the responsibility for ... More >>
Robert Birnbaum Miami Herald Publisher Jesus Diaz Jr. wrote about the Marti Ten story in a column on Sunday. There are a couple of interesting passages, though there's nothing earth-shattering in it (if you want a breakdown on it from the hardcore exile point of view, check out Manuel A. Tellec ... More >>
Okay, the Miami Herald I understand. They need to play this story huge, because it's a huge story in their circulation area. So it's okay that they run another giant headline on the front page about Fidel. Hell, he is a god in Miami, an evil god perhaps (certainly to the expatriates), but a god no l ... More >>
Have you ever wanted to measure the effect the Cuban dictator has on South Florida? Tried to gauge its unique impact on the three separate counties? Well, today the difference can be seen in the size of the type. We're talking, of course, about the transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brothe ... More >>
Gael Garcia Bernal revs our engine
Two Minutes' Enlightenment (No Idea)
Parting the Florida Straits
Capsule reviews of current area stage shows.
Capsule reviews of current area stage shows.
Land of two-day coups, national strikes, and oil wars. No wonder its film scene goes largely unnoticed. Real life has been plenty entertaining.
What? You expected team loyalty?
Sun-Sentinel, Sunday, April 28, 2002
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Las Flores de la Vida (Nonesuch Records)
Letters for March 29, 2001
Exiles From Cuban Politics
In the ultimate Channel 7 report, the news team discovers a Cuban double agent in our midst.