Alexi C. Cardona, Miami New Times

Alexi C. Cardona

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Recent articles by Alexi:

Florida Students Turn to Sugar Daddies to Pay Off Student Loan Debt

About a third of sugar babies on SeekingArrangement are students, and several Florida universities landed among the Top 20 schools with most students enrolled. → Read More

Florida's GOP Lawmakers Applaud Trump for Assassination of Iranian Leader

Florida's Republican lawmakers are largely praising Trump for the drone strike. → Read More

Miami Church Hosting Trump Rally, El Rey Jesus, Accused of Violating Tax Law

An organization that promotes separation of church and state called the IRS on Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesus, the Miami church that's hosting a Trump rally. → Read More

Miami Leaders Give Annual Warning Not to Shoot Guns in the Air on New Year's Eve

In the year 2019, law enforcement and elected officials are still imploring people to stop celebrating the new year by firing their guns into the air. → Read More

Arbitrator Upholds Firing of Miami Cop Caught on Video Desecrating Hebrew Bible

In November 2018, then-Miami police Sgt. Roberto Destephan captured himself on cell-phone video tossing a wooden box engraved with the Star of David onto a trash pile in the bed of a red pickup truck. → Read More

Six Things Latin Moms Say That Can Get You Through Anything

Here's some of the stuff my mom says to get me through whatever. → Read More

Miami Weather Forecast Calls for Rain, Storms, and a Cold Front

A cold front will move through South Florida late Sunday into Monday, bringing rain and storms. → Read More

Abuse Reported by Immigrants Held in ICE Detention Center at Monroe County Jail in Key West

The report calls out a system of substandard medical care, detainee deaths, inadequate mental health services, use of force, abuse of segregation, and a lack of accommodations for detainees with disabilities across several immigration detention facilities in Florida. → Read More

Retired Miami Cop Bill Schwartz Stars in the Play "The Naked Ventriloquist"

Bill Schwartz calls "The Naked Ventriloquist" a "time-travel play" that confronts demons from his childhood, young adulthood, police work, and family life. → Read More

Five Only-in-Miami Stories of Art Fraud

Miami is no stranger to fraud, but the art world is next level. → Read More

Miami-Dade Homeless Sex Offenders Kicked Out of Tent City Encampment Again

For more than a decade, the sex offenders left homeless by Miami-Dade's prohibitive residency restrictions have settled beneath bridges and highway overpasses, in abandoned lots, and along train tracks. Nobody wants them in their communities, and the sex offenders themselves would rather be anywhere but on the street. → Read More

Strippers File Lawsuit Against Strip Club Bellas Cabaret in Hialeah for Unpaid Wages

Two dancers have filed a federal lawsuit against one of their former strip clubs, Bellas Cabaret in Hialeah, for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Florida Minimum Wage Act. → Read More

Critics Start Recall Petition to Remove Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez From Office

When voters get pissed off enough about what their local politicians are doing, they can try to oust them. It happened in March 2011 when then-Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez was removed from office following a high-profile campaign bankrolled by billionaire car dealer Norman Braman. → Read More

Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit: Pregnant Woman Says She Was Groped by Uber Pool Driver in Miami

In April 2017, a pregnant woman requested a ride home in an UberPool after a doctor's appointment at a Miami clinic. But what she thought would be an inconsequential encounter turned into a nightmare: After the driver dropped off the other passenger, the woman says he forcibly kissed her, groped her breasts, and placed her hand on his erection. → Read More

North Miami Attorney Says USCIS Immigration Officer in Kendall Mocked Client With Down Syndrome

In early August, North Miami immigration attorney Jill Grucan accompanied one of her clients to an interview for his application for U.S. citizenship. Her client, a 54-year-old with Down syndrome, was born in Venezuela to Cuban parents and became a permanent U.S. resident in 2015. → Read More

Five Things That Could Happen During HUD Secretary Ben Carson's Miami Visit

One of the last times Ben Carson was in Miami, he got stuck in an elevator at an Overtown housing complex. As for the headlines we might see later today, there are endless possibilities. → Read More

Study Inexplicably Says Miami Drivers Are Among the Best in the Country

On any given day behind the wheel in Miami, someone will send a text while doing 85 on I-95, run a traffic light a solid eight seconds after it turns red, cut across four lanes of a highway to make an exit, or slow down to single-digit speeds to make a right turn without using their blinker. → Read More

Five Florida Bills on Abortion, LGBTQ Protections, Immigrant Rights, and More

Florida's next legislative session doesn't begin until January, but already, lawmakers have filed dozens of bills with the potential to drastically change the way things are done here in the Sunshine State. → Read More

New Bill Would Compensate More of Florida's Wrongfully Convicted

State Rep. Bobby DuBose has filed a bill that would remove the "clean hands" provision of the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act, which bars compensation for people who have prior felony convictions. → Read More

Hurricane Irma: Two years later, creating a more resilient Immokalee

When Hurricane Irma charged across Southwest Florida, one of Collier County’s most vulnerable communities felt much of the brunt of the impact. → Read More