Diego Rastrojo, the extradited drug kingpin authorities say was the leader of a Colombian organization mainly responsible for drug trafficking to the U.S., was sentenced in a federal court in Florida, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Wifredo A. Ferrer, announced Wednesday. U. ... More >>
If there's one thing that goes really well together, it's hot weather and cold soft-serve frozen yogurt. After all, we're hot but we're in bathing suits, so we need a cold delicious treat that we can convince ourselves is still "healthy." Which explains why the self-serve frozen yogurt chain know ... More >>
About 50 or so protesters showed up to Marco Rubio's offices in Palm Beach County to show the senator their support, and protest the Venezuelan government. On Monday, Rubio took to the floor and gave what is probably the best speech of his political career, as he condemned Venezuelan President Nic ... More >>
Mojitos are pretty much the patron drink of South Florida. And why wouldn't they be? They're refreshing on a hot day, freaking delicious, and were invented 90 miles away from Key West -- we would've tried to figure out the exact distance, but math just isn't our thing. The only problem with the moj ... 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.
Though a proposed ban on Broward County pit bulls was shelved last night, if the legislation reemerges in some form -- and actually passes -- the prohibition on the dog wouldn't be anything unusual. In 1989, Miami may have been one of the first communities to ban pit bulls -- but it sure hasn't bee ... More >>
Salsa Fiesta, the Broward and Miami-Dade-based fast and casual Mexican concept of South Florida that originated in Venezuela, is getting geared up to fight breast cancer this month. Since opening its first location in Miami in 2009, the restaurant's new location in Pembroke Pines will be hosting the ... More >>
Joining the likes of other people down in recent polls like Mittington Romnom, Allen West: COMMIE HUNTER and people that have become wholly irrelevant like Sarah Palin, Florida Rep. Connie Mack has jumped into the fray of yelling loud things at the president about Libya and terrorist coddling and st ... More >>
Clean Plate Charlie is pitting our eight best dining areas against each other in a March Madness-style bracket. Later this month, we'll crown a winner -- an undisputed champion city that can boast to have the best food scene in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Below, read up on No. 4 seeded Weste ... More >>
Argentina, Venezuela, and Cuba get nods on this sabor Latino dish that features croquettes, yuca, empanadas, sausage, and a tamale. The family-owned restaurant where we sampled this medley has just opened its second location. Where are we eating?Leave your guesses in the comments and we'll award ... More >>
Salsa Fiesta opened its second US location in Pembroke Pines last Wednesday, six months past a projected March opening due to construction delays. CEO and owner Cesar Olivo introduced the sixth location of his fast food chain from Venezuela to Miami in 2009, reported Miami New Times critic, Lee K ... 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 >>
Vagabondi doesn't own a walk-in, just a normal fridge."We don't have any old food here - there's nowhere to put it," says Fernando Diaz, who is partners with Carlo Sernaglia in the 4-month-old Vagabondi restaurant in West Palm Beach. The restaurant is the first for the duo. Sernaglia, o ... More >>
With local band Fusik, veteran b-boys revive old-school rhythms.
If you are or have ever been a cubicle slave, you know a good, cheap lunch that isn't one more ham-and-cheese or tuna sandwich can bring a tiny speck of light into the daily grind of pounding big rocks into little rocks for The Man. Of course, you don't have to be a cubicle slave or desk dr ... More >>
Ronald Belisario was just 16 years old when he was signed to the Florida Marlins in 1999. The right-handed pitcher from Venezuela worked his way through baseball's farm teams, missing the 2005 and 2006 seasons due to surgery, then landing in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system. This yea ... More >>
Locos Por Juana, considered by many to be Miami's best Latin band, makes their way to La La Land today for a string of performances surrounding the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Whether their getting the crowd going at one of the city's many festivals or barring the entrance to Jazid as thei ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic-rental-car industry keeps rolling.
Miami transplant Social Klash crafts electro en español
Rival world-music labels release solid new compilations from the motherland
Juanes delivers songs with a message
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 >>
Finally, something real in Boca. And it isn't the faux rocker.
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 >>
-- This little ditty by the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Marra may be the worst news City Place has had. Not because a woman hanged herself out in the open. But because nobody even noticed until the afternoon. After the jump: McDonald's fighting obesity, Reinhard, Bigoney, Venezuelan ant-Semitism, a ... More >>
Los Amigos Invisibles
"Hispanic heritage" is hard to find at ArtServe and Gallery Six By Michael Mills
Stop the Bush
Land of two-day coups, national strikes, and oil wars. No wonder its film scene goes largely unnoticed. Real life has been plenty entertaining.
When terrorists knock, the INS is more than likely to fall down on the job
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Super Saver Supermarket
"Frogs! (The Un-Toad Story)" is on view at the South Florida Science Museum
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