Benjamin Leon

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Cuban-Americans Snub Compadre for Meek

    ​Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's last campaign report had some surprising names in it. Yeah, he snagged some usual suspects as donors: Swampthing James Carville, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, and, um, Don King.But he also scored a constituency that woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    A Last-Minute Reprieve for Miami's Constant Gardener

    A few months ago, the New Times brought you the story of De Hull, a world-renowned palm expert with an incredible garden teeming with rare plants on the fringes of South Dade. Hull's way of life was as endangered as his plants, thanks to a string of hurricanes, break-ins and litigious neighbors.Hull ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Bankruptcy, Butchery, Buzz-Sawed Palms

    De Hull battled hurricanes, code enforcers, and banks. Then he ran into a steamroller of a neighbor.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Cash Rules Everything Around Politics

    As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised th ... More >>