Bruno Barreiro

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    January 23, 2013

    Miami Dolphins Stadium Renovation: A Political Insider's Guide

    Give Stephen Ross props. He stepped up to Norman Braman one billionaire to another and slapped him across the face with a clean white glove. With a full page ad undermining Braman's credibility in Tuesday's edition of the Miami Herald, Ross let Braman know he's got the cash to parry any attacks the ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    David's Cafe Allegedly Owes $80,000 In Wages To Former Employees

    Fans of longtime South Beach Cuban fixture David's Cafe were saddened when, in July, its Lincoln Road establishment closed its doors for good. For the restaurant's newly out-of-work employees, though, the closing wasn't a bittersweet moment or an unexpected blow. For them, David's could have closed ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    Norman Braman Dodges Taxes For His Yacht, Kisses

    For the past couple of years, Norman Braman has carefully crafted his image as a do-gooder billionaire and civic activist by leading the recall of former Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Alvarez and, more recently, financing opponents against four sitting county commissioners because they saddled taxpayers w ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    July 23, 2012

    Genting Executives Contribute To Incumbent County Commissioners

    Read our previous coverage of Genting's political contributions.The Malaysian gambling conglomerate that wants to build a casino resort on the site of the Miami Herald headquarters believes in county commissioners Audrey Edmonson, Bruno Barreiro, Barbara Jordan and Dennis Moss, the quartet of incumb ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Norman Braman Backlash Begins With County Unions Protest Today UPDATE

    The counterattack against Norman Braman's plan to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners begins this afternoon. A group called South Florida Jobs with Justice, a coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations, is going to hold a protest at the auto magnate's luxury car dealership ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 27, 2010

    Sally Heyman Had Miami-Dade Commission's Worst Attendance Record in 2010

    At least she showed up for picture day.​If the Miami-Dade County Commission was a third grade classroom -- and in terms of maturity it often resembles one -- Dennis Moss would get a gold star sticker on his sweater. Sally Heyman would flunk. This year, Heyman, who oversees the sprawling northeast ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Natacha Seijas Recall Signatures Likely Headed To Clerk of Courts This Week (Update: They're In!)

    The signatures are in for a Natacha Seijas recall.​Update: About an hour ago, Vanessa Brito -- the force behind Miami Voice, the group pushing to recall five county commissioners -- delivered 4,704 signatures supporting a ballot measure to recall Natacha Seijas.County Clerk Harvey Ruvin accepted t ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Effort to Recall Five County Commissioners Launched

    Comm. Natacha Seijas is one of five being targeted​Billionaire Norman Braman's quest to have Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez recalled was officially approved by the Clerk of Courts yesterday. Today, and effort to recall five county commissioners was launched by a political action commi ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of January 3, 2008

    "It's unacceptable that Commissioner Rebeca Sosa refuses to take responsibility for what she's done."

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    December 13, 2007

    Sex Offenders Set Up Camp

    The Julia Tuttle becomes a colony. Politicians pass the buck.

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    February 15, 2007

    Fat City

    The county may ban trans fats. Nobody, including cooks, knows what the heck they are.

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    December 14, 2006


    Melt this commissioner

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    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

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    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    February 27, 2003

    A Cabbie's Crusade

    Javier Peña is a maverick cabbie on a mission to turn the notorious Miami taxi industry into a respectable profession. So far he's been threatened, shot at, fined, and fired. In other words, he's making progress.

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    May 23, 2002

    The Hot Seat

    Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble

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    September 13, 2001

    The Dissection of Miriam Alonso

    Corruption investigators are delving into the county commissioner's every financial nook and political cranny

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    November 23, 2000

    Collision Course

    On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.

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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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    January 21, 1999
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    November 26, 1998
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    September 24, 1998

    How To Save the Neighborhood

    Let's say you've got a serious zoning problem. Here's what you do: Show up at county hall with armed with allies and solid arguments. Surely your elected representatives will do the right thing.

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    July 23, 1998

    Captain Courageous

    Miami's notoriously dirty, crime-ridden river is flowing a little cleaner these days thanks to Coast Guard Capt. Dave Miller

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    July 23, 1998

    Don't Call Me a Lobbyist!

    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

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    August 14, 1997

    The Body Politic Hits the Beach

    Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!

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    May 23, 1996

    You Say Cemetery, Miami Says Deadbeat

    The city's surfeit of tax-exempt properties costs tens of millions

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    October 26, 1995

    Mistaken Identity

    In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.

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    September 21, 1994

    Car 34, Where Are You?

    The Case of the Invisible Candidate takes on a few astounding convolutions