Politics in Hialeah is not for the faint-hearted. It's intense. It gets up close and personal. It galvanizes the entire city. And it is played by a strictly enforced set of rules. As most people know, Mayor for Life Raul Martinez, the undisputed high priest of Hialeah, writes those rules. Foolishly break them and suffer the consequences. The smoldering hulks of quite a few political careers -- strafed, bombed, and abandoned -- are testament to Raul Rule No. 1: Cross him and... More >>>