Al Gutman

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    David Rivera Hung Out With Communists During His Last Campaign

    Throughout his embattled political career, David Rivera used his power to undermine Cuba's communist government at every turn. The Cuban-American Republican was one of the staunchest hard-line crusaders against Fidel Castro's regime. When he was a state legislator, he successfully championed a law t ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Obama's New Cigar Tax Might Just Kill Miami's Torcedores

    Tendrils of earthy smoke snake through a room on the edge of Little Havana, past old men in guayaberas slapping dominoes on a folding table and a long counter where a wrinkled 80-year-old brews espresso. Near the front window facing NW Seventh Street, Dionisio Gonzalez gently peels a cured deep-brow ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Bruno the Absent

    He's not around much and he doesn't sponsor many bills, but this chairman's for you

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
  • News

    March 22, 2001

    The Autumn of the Matriarch

    For decades Estrella Rubio has been a street-level general in el exilio's army. But her style of leadership, along with her health, is now fading fast.

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Donkey Demise

    Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Creative Nepotism

    How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    These Numbers Are Up

    1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance

  • News

    July 30, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
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    January 4, 1996

    Fare Trade

    Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Secrets and Sunshine

    One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?

  • News

    August 31, 1994

    The Case of the Invisible Candidate

    , The 107th District state House race provides a mystery worthy of Dashiell Hammett