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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 >>
Though he lives quietly in Plantation, Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, AKA "The Amazing Randi," has a cult following around the globe.In one of the greatest about-faces ever performed, Randi was a nationally famous magician (he appeared on the Today Show, broke at least one of Houdini's records, and ... More >>
Craft beer and food enthusiast Daniel Naumko will realize a long-held dream this Friday when he opens the doors to his west Boca restaurant Sybarite Pig. The project is a manifestation of his primary passions: Indulgent cuisine and well-made beer. "The only time I'm happy is when I'm in the kitche ... More >>
Congress will be taking a closer look at the Transportation Security Administration this afternoon in a joint hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Oversight Committee Chairman Darryl Issa said in a statement that ... More >>
Last week we brought you some choice musical and drinking options for this upcoming romantic debacle known as "Valentine's Day." Not only do we share in your feelings of anxiety, depression and possible contemplation of suicide, we fully understand and appreciate how this day of all days can ... More >>
Last week was a momentous one for Sheriff Al Lamberti. Lamberti's director of law enforcement, Col. Rick Frey, rather abruptly retired. And then in a late-hour Friday news bomb, it was announced that Lamberti had fired Larry Strain, BSO's director of purchasing, and suspended (with pay) John C ... More >>
Here's the score in America; if you've ever "waged a violent campaign" against a communist leader, then you're a "cold-war veteran" and totally not a terrorist. And if you've publicly admitted that you "organized a wave of bombings" in that communist country, that's cool; just don't lie to a judg ... More >>
MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a remark yesterday comparing the Tea Party of America to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. "So the Muslim Brotherhood has a parallel role here with the Tea Party," he said. "They're the ones who keep you honest and decide whether you've stayed too long?" That's what ... 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 >>
Flickr: insectoverlordsYorvit TorrealbaYorbit Torrealba, the Rockies catcher who lives in Hollywood during the offseason, hit the two-run homer yesterday to cement his team's against the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies. But Torrealba had been feeling lucky long before he con ... More >>
Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo this evening announcing that Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald editor Humberto Castelló is resigning after seven years at the helm. Even bigger news is Castelló's replacement. GarciaTaking the reins as executive editor at ... More >>
Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it
Bigamy charges and dozens of busts for sham marriages.It must be South Florida.
It's an exhibition that'll make your eyes bounce back and forth like balls on a billiard table.
Sóniko has a furry little secret
City Without Art
A new museum's first exhibit makes a friend of horror
Competitive marlin fishers do lots of drinking, tell lots of tales, and, oh yes, sometimes they catch fish.
Everybody's a critic
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is tough on mail fraud -- and, some say, even tougher on its black female agents
Eighth Annual Hollywood Beach Latin Festival
Looking back on ten days in spring that changed the landscape
Rock al Parque offers a more metallic Plan Colombia
Exploring the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
"Impressionism to the Present: Camille Pissarro and His Descendants"
Flamenco dance classes
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money