Fernando Madina, Frontman for Band Reincidentes, Busted at MIA, Held Three Days UPDATED

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Madina in freer days.
Fernando Madina, a Spanish rocker, got rowdy at Miami International Airport on his way to play a concert in Quito, Ecuador, and ended up in the clink.

Madina was held for more than three days and then released early Tuesday after paying a $500 fine without charges. According to Cadena Ser, Madina will return to Spain to recoup. Madina was drunk and wasn't allowed to board the plane to Ecuador, where he was to play a youth concert. Then he became confrontational with airline employees and had the smell of liquor on his breath.

Spanish media was in a bit of a panic: Rolling Stone's Spanish-language site even surmised he was being held by the "Obama regime." Guess the prez, who is speaking in South Africa today, isn't as cool as he used to be on the world stage.

After returning to Spain , Madina called Miami police "Mafiosi," said he had only had one beer (and a hot dog) and that he spent the night in a cell with a man who was accused of beating up his boyfriend.

This guys wonders about Obama:

This from a rock critic, in solidarity:

And this from Rolling Stone en Español:

And this is an example of his music. No wonder he got arrested.

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Seriously Chuck, can we get some additional info? Is Miami detaining people for three days because of the smell of alcohol on their breath?  WTF?


Of course, you were a witness of everything, right? That's why this "article" is so judgemental and snarky. You try too hard to be funny, maybe next time you should try to check the facts and be a decent journalist

The facts are these. The guy was detained for three days WITHOUT INFORMING A SINGLE PERSON, and he wasn't even drunk. Have you ever taken a plane to another country in a different timezone? You suffer jet-lag, and apparently he took a valium because he's afraid to fly. That's why he was released without paying the bail and without charges

Also, another member of the group had been mistaken for a drug trafficker years ago as well.

But no, it's easier to write like a fucking wanker. Next time lay off the snark, you're supposed to inform objectively and there's nothing of that here. Good, with writing as atrocious as yours, why haven't you been arrested yet?


Information? He doesn't have it. He's made up facts to tell his own version of the story

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