Back in August, an undocumented immigrant named Oscar Silvan was beaten with a hammer, his skull cracked like an egg. He ended up in the intensive-care unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital for a week and underwent extensive surgery. But according to a recent complaint filed by the National Immigrant Yo ... More >>
By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives? New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility. The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>
Is there any better way to take an instant vacation than with a rum drink? The spirit of choice for both pirates and poets, rum can instantly evoke visions of lush tropical islands and palm trees swaying in the breeze.One of the most versatile spirits in the world, rum runs the gamut of taste, poten ... More >>
The penny pinchers at Spirit Airlines have come up with a new way to ruin your flying experience. Starting in early November, the Miramar-based discount carrier will charge up to $100 for a carry-on bag. The fee only applies if, like us, you procrastinate packing, sprint through the airport, and end ... More >>
UPDATE: The Palm Beach County School Board's vote on three new Mavericks schools has been postponed. Read more after the jump.When owners of a for-profit charter school chain go before the Palm Beach County School Board tomorrow night seeking approval for three new high schools, they'll have a celeb ... More >>
Jacobs feasts on a breakfast of red snapper with tostones in Nicaragua. Beverly Jacobs is well known among South Florida chow hounders as the chef/owner of Bamboo Fire Cafe, a cozy, home-style Caribbean restaurant in downtown Delray Beach. In addition to cooking up some of the finest, made-to-ord ... More >>
Let's see what's in the news this morning.All these political scandals lately and none involving Hollywood? Well, the City Commission wasn't going to stand for that! Yesterday commissioners fired Gil Martinez, director of their beach community redevelopment agency, after accumulating evidence he ... More >>
Danny Martinez never expected the outpouring of support he's received when he started the Michael Brewer Foundation."It's really been amazing. I don't have words to express our gratitude," says Martinez. "I've had people call me from all over the United States, from London, from Nicaragua; everyo ... More >>
When Manu Chao released his landmark album, Clandestino, in 1998, it was regarded as an instant classic by most people who heard it. The 16-track disc was a funky underground pop album aimed right at the cultural left (and bourgeois right) of Spain, France, South America and Mexico all at once. Bet ... More >>
A view of Volcan Arenal from a hiking trail that traverses old lava flow from its 1992 eruption. Arenal is the third most active volcano in the world. We hiked through rainforests and gasped at volcanoes, lounged on white sand beaches and wound our way around perilous mountain passes. Oh yes, we al ... More >>
Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
Lots of drugs, drinks, and titty fights, but the Climax Cruise ends in clammy anticlimax
He left the war behind to enter a whole new controversy
Carlos Arredondo did the unthinkable with gasoline, a Marine van, and a propane torch. Two years later, he still burns.
The Latinbeat film festival invades South Florida
And South Florida's Tabloid Valley vanishes.
"Hispanic heritage" is hard to find at ArtServe and Gallery Six By Michael Mills
A casino's comin' to Hollywood. It's a big gamble.
A battle for a basketball court displays differences
Talking war with dissident Jim Mullins is good for a battle-scarred psyche
MoA's Central American show leaves you hungry for more
Florida's senator should get out before he gets in
Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
A Hollywood man has spent the past decade trying to pry open the Seminoles' accounting books -- without much success
At the Hispanic Theatre Festival, all the Spanish-speaking world was a stage
The local International Hispanic Theatre Festival is one of the biggest and best of its kind -- when will South Florida discover it?
No one has lived through more of South Florida's baseball past than Vicente Lopez
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Lloyd Shank is a poster boy for free speech. The Jews are to blame.
Cigarros Del Mundo
The genre of dance theater is taking over local stages
"Frogs! (The Un-Toad Story)" is on view at the South Florida Science Museum
Revered by followers, feared by rivals, and targeted by police, the gang leader known as Nica is alive today because of a brush with death
April 23 - 29, 1998
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