Manuel Madrid is a staff writer for Miami New Times. The child of Venezuelan immigrants, he grew up in Pompano Beach. He studied finance at Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a writing fellow for the magazine The American Prospect in Washington, D.C., before moving back to South Florida.
14 days ago | Animal Planet
The greyhound industry isn't taking defeat well. After unsuccessfully suing to keep a measure banning dog racing off the Florida ballot last year, greyhound breeders and trainers are headed back to court. This time, they're arguing that the ban — ...
19 days ago | Politics
In a recent Facebook post, Pembroke Pines Commissioner Jay Schwartz wrote a single sentence in simple white text on a purple background: "I am sure you will agree, we don't need Dade County politics in Pembroke Pines." What came next was a flood o...
25 days ago | Politics
Florida is back to draining swamps, and for once, it's not the Everglades. Long considered one of the most corrupt places in the country, the Sunshine State is apparently raising the bar when it comes to transparency around ethics enforcement.
27 days ago | Politics
In a direct blow to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Senate special master tasked with considering the suspension of former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has concluded that the embattled cop should be reinstated.
27 days ago | Palm Beach News
When the history of Venezuela's ongoing collapse is finally written, entire chapters will be dedicated to the crooks. Swindlers, scoundrels, and sinvergüenzas of all stripes — protected by a wall of state-sanctioned corruption that allowed them to...
28 days ago | Longform
When he was ordered deported from the United States, Diego Alejandro Rojas didn't think of himself. His mind didn't turn to the chaos that awaited him in Venezuela. He didn't linger on the death threats from the local paramilitary thugs who forced...