Kirk Nielsen is an independent journalist and writer based in Miami. Over the past decade, he spent much of his time chronicling activities of major spies, terrorists, politicians, and other demagogues embroiled in U.S.-Cuba relations.
Three books suggest America has slipped into a polarized state of undermined self-government. None convincingly suggests how we can slip back out.
Oscar Arias and Bill Clinton on the burning issues of Latin America, from unrest in Honduras to charcoal in Haiti.
Our correspondent reluctantly returns to the trenches of the health care cost debate and reports back, with heart.
Think the fallacies in America's health care debate are slippery? Try catching the red herring that's fouling up U.S. press coverage of the Honduran coup.
Analysis: The 2001 trial of five Cubans caught spying in Florida might provide some insight into the case of Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers.
While legislation about improving trade ties to Cuba grabs headlines, a lot is going on under the embargo's radar, say tipsters at a Miami trade expo.
Kirk Nielsen takes the pulse of the nation's emergency health care costs by passing out and getting gouged.
What the vacationing wonk might take to the beach, courtesy of the Miami book fair and the Bush administration.
Why a Cuban Democrat can't win in South Florida: It's the Communism, Stupid.
Even with Democrats controlling Congress, ImmigrationPAC's goal of a pathway to immigration reform faces tough going.
ImmigrationPAC hopes to leverage the Hispanic faith community and help elect federal candidates who support "an earned pathway" to citizenship for undocumented migrants.
Democrats are challenging Republican incumbents in three "Cuban" congressional districts in South Florida. Could the campaigns foreshadow a shift in presidential politics or Cuba policy?