E-Monee.com Inc - if you were writing a movie script and needed to cook up the name of a shady online outfit, that's probably a good candidate. Not surprisingly, the real life E-Monee.com is being charged with fraud by the feds. The two heads of the Fort Lauderdale company talked big about lucrative ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm.
Over the past decade, Broward County's fastest-growing demographic was Venezuelan, and the conventional explanation most bureaucrats, demographers, and activists deployed to explain this trend: Hugo Chavez. El Comandante's socialistic and populist style of governance, which extolled the virtues of ... More >>
At the news of Hugo Chavez's death, Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles was magnanimous: "At such a difficult time, we must show our deep love and respect to our Venezuela," he tweeted. "My solidarity to all the family and followers of President Hugo Chavez. We appeal for unity." He is t ... More >>
If you're seeing a bunch of news-media types on a beeline for Weston, there's good reason: Hugo Chavez, the charismatic and controversial president of Venezuela, passed away today. The death occurred at 4:25 p.m., according to CNN. As well known for his U.S.-bashing and flamboyant behavior as his di ... More >>
It didn't take long for the tweets to start rolling in. Weston, which has the highest percentage of Venezuelans of any Florida municipality besides Doral, rejoiced at the news of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death. He reportedly died of infection. Across Broward County, the number of Venezu ... 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 >>
Fort Lauderdale Tea Party leader Gabe Carrera, at right, with Rick Scott during the campaign. By day Gabriel Jose Carrera works as a bespectacled immigration attorney but in countless off-hours during the past 18 months he had another callin ... More >>
Venezuelan police take Abarca to the airport before he's extradited to Cuba.Francisco Chávez Abarca didn't make it far when he tried to get into Venezuela on July 1. Authorities detained the Salvadoran at the airport on charges that he allegedly planned bombings in Cuba.After Abarca's arrest, Ve ... More >>
FlickrJust what the Rothstein investigation needed: a big dose of public pressure by people who don't have a clue about the case but have some weird emotional need to see the already disgraced attorney slightly more humbled by being placed in a jail cell. That's what you've got in today's shallow ... More >>
And hello again. Why Broward-Palm Beach immigrant groups are tired of the endless Castro drama.
The Columbia Journalism Review has a story this month morning about the "morning letdown" felt by countless newspaper readers. Guess which newspaper it chose as the exemplar of disappointment? That's right, it's our own Miami Herald. Here's how Mitchell Stephens begins his piece: Call it the ... More >>
Adam Hasner is one courageous politician. When the Republican state rep from Delray Beach heard Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez call George W. Bush names at the U.N., he just had to do something to support America, the president, and his brother. So he bravely penned a letter asking the state to can ... More >>
Santos y Ferrero Almost forgot this story by Tal Abbady, the protector of Jewish sensibilities everywhere. The Sun-Sentinel reporter, following his her dressing down of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez as possibly the next Hitler, took a couple of Spanish-speaking Cuban radio show hosts to task th ... More >>
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Land of two-day coups, national strikes, and oil wars. No wonder its film scene goes largely unnoticed. Real life has been plenty entertaining.