Scandal-plagued freshman Rep. David Rivera is considered one of the most vulnerable Republican congressmen in the nation. Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas was once an ambitious politician who seemed to have a bright future, but was marred by his controversial role in the 2000 presidentia ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez -- explains why a reru ... More >>
Sith Lords always come in pairs: Alex Penelas (left) and Miguel Diaz de la PortillaWhen he was a county commissioner, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla would pass the time spewing hate at Alex Penelas, who was elected Miami-Dade's first executive mayor in 1996. Four years later, when he announced on Mar ... More >>
Ten years ago this past June 28, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba and Alex Penelas' rising political star imploded. Miami-Dade's then-county mayor dug his own grave in 2000. Sure he won a second term as mayor, but he double crossed Al Gore during the presidential election and the ... More >>
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
For 30 days Steve Shiver wasn't sleazy or overtly unethical. A personal record for the county manager.
How Manny Diaz got to be Mayor of Miami
¡Grita! The Voice of the Fighting Cuban
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas
Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.
One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top
The Marlins cut a deal, and once again the pathetic public doesn't have a clue what just blew by
The real story behind Alex Penelas's secret dealings with Republicans
From the issue of November 30, 2000
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Alex Penelas has gone AWOL, and the Democratic Party faithful are furious
He billed himself as a reformer, but a close look at Alex Penelas's record reveals a politician more in tune with ambition than innovation
Who can forget the night Alex Penelas made an ass of himself
Riding the Tiger
Sidebar to "DeFede"
Welcome to Alex Penelas's Banana Republic
A .22-Caliber Mayor with .357-Magnum Ambitions
A Prayer for Natacha
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo dreams of a world [trade center] without Alex Penelas
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
After years of flying first class, politicos and lobbyists are now having their baggage inspected -- by federal agents