Al Cardenas

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    January 26, 2012

    Mitt Romney Takes Slumlord Money While Newt Gingrinch Is Propped Up By Casino Under Federal Probe

    ​In the race for the White House, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to have a problem taking money from corporate pirates accused of breaking the law to maximize their profits. Romney has collected at least $100,000 from a Miami-based investment fund that owns run down apartment buildings i ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Al Cardenas' Wife: Homosexuals "Threaten the Moral Fiber of Our Society"

    ​Al Cardenas, the Miami mega-lobbyist and lawyer who once headed the Republican Party of Florida and now head of the influential American Conservative Union, has exercised his right to be married to a woman named Diana for the past 32 years. Though, it seems Diana is dead set against extending the ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balarts Deemed Not Conservative by American Conservative Union

    ​The American Conservative Union, the group now headed by Miami lobbyist Al Cardenas, has released their 2010 ratings of congress and they've deemed the three Cuban-American Republicans who represented much of Miami-Dade county not conservative. In fact, Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario and Lin ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Al Cardenas Elected President of American Conservative Union, But Is He Conservative Enough?

    via WonketteAn activist at 2009's very serious CPAC, an event Cardenas will now oversee. ​Al Cardenas is one of Miami's top political insiders. He's a former two-term chair of the state GOP, and a former member of the nation-wide Executive Committee of the Republican Party. The guy even gave Marco ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

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    September 19, 2002


    Greed, thievery, corruption, and betrayal -- the sordid tale of Miriam Alonso's downfall

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    December 6, 2001

    Fear and Loathing in la Escuela

    President Eduardo Padron has instituted an impressive program of intimidation at Miami-Dade Community College

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    November 22, 2001

    Say Hello to Your New Commissioner

    Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez

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    November 1, 2001

    Should These Three Firemen Go Back to Work?

    Plus: Ros-Lehtinen's strange name game

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    July 26, 2001


    U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.

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    May 10, 2001

    Sail Away and Stay and Stay

    Ramon Saul Sanchez's Democracy Movement unveils a new twist on the venerable sit-in protest: The float-in

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    April 19, 2001

    Voice of a Nation

    Radio and TV Martí are supposed to remain above politics and provide Cubans with unbiased news. This is not a joke; it only seems like one.

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    December 7, 2000

    Have Bullhorn, Will Travel

    Most anti-Castro groups shun partisan presidential politics, but not Miguel Saavedra and his merry band of protesters

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    November 30, 2000

    Lots of Contention

    Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.

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    August 31, 2000

    At Long Last Busted

    The effort to bring felony charges against Manuel Diaz was fraught with innuendo, suspicion, and an alleged conflict of interest

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    February 17, 2000


    Leave the Driving to CANF

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    February 10, 2000

    Screwing up the Center

    Years behind schedule and way over budget, the performing arts center is another Miami miracle

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    November 11, 1999

    Haul of Shame

    Waste dumps, illicit lobbying, paid supporters, hidden agendas. Or politics as usual in Miami-Dade County.

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    October 28, 1999


    The Wizard of Odd

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    July 8, 1999

    Soaring Aspirations

    Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before

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    November 5, 1998

    The Catalyst

    Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda

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    September 3, 1998

    Parking and Politics

    The friendly folks in Miami Beach who tow away your car and charge you big bucks to get it back will do anything to preserve their monopoly. Absolutely anything.

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    November 30, 1995

    The Long and Winding Road

    Flush with valuable Lincoln Road real estate and saddled with major debts, the South Florida Art Center ponders its options, its future, and its purpose