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Carlos Alvarez

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    July 19, 2013

    Former Mayor Carlos Alvarez Debuts Bro-tastic New Tattoos at Latest Body Building Competition

    On the one hand, we did kick out former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez in a historic recall election, so at the very least maybe we should let him live his post-public life in peace however he sees fit. On the other hand, the former mayor of the seventh biggest county in America is now an amateur b ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    You Can Watch Video of Carlos Alvarez Flexing His Muscles If You're Into That Sort of Thing

    Earlier this week, Riptide was the first to report that recalled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has now reinvented himself as a championship-winning senior bodybuilder. In case you needed proof that those picture of the former pol overly tanned, super muscled and in something so small we don't even ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    UPDATED: Ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez Is Totally Ripped, Wearing a Speedo

    What happens when your political career is blown to smithereens by an angry electorate and a billionaire car dealership mogul? If you're Carlos Alvarez, the former Miami-Dade mayor who was booted from office in the largest recall of a local politician on March 15, 2011, you become a Bizarro version ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Poll: How Will You Vote in Tuesday's Election for Miami-Dade Mayor?

    ​Eleven candidates are vying for the job of leading Miami-Dade County after the disastrous missteps taken by Carlos Alvarez that led to a historic recall. Whoever replaces him has the daunting task of rebuilding county hall's relationship with residents, who these days seem wary of any local polit ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Help Us Insultingly Nickname the New Marlins Stadium and Win Marlins Tickets!

    Welcome to The Chum Bucket.​We're a year from the new Marlins Stadium opening, but it's already one of the most hated edifices ever built in Miami. (Just ask Carlos Alvarez). So while we spend the next 40 years paying down the $2.4 billion in interest on this elephant we never wanted and didn't ge ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Miami-Dade Transit Director Harpal Kapoor Steps Down Amid Financial Scandal

    ​Add the position of Miami-Dade Transit director to the increasing number of county jobs the new mayor will have to fill when he replaces recently recalled Carlos Alvarez. Harpal Kapoor, the current director of Miami-Dade Transit who was appointed by Alvarez in 2007, has decided to step down from ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Special Election for Mayor Officially Set for May 24

    ​Clear your calendar on May 24 because we're holding an election! The Miami-Dade County Commission meet this morning and, as expected, officially set the day for the election to replace recalled Carlos Alvarez on that Tuesday. Though, the mayoral race won't be the only thing on the ballot. Voters ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Special Election, Not Appointment, Likely for Next Mayor

    ​After Tuesday's unambiguous recall of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, could you even imagine what would happen if county commissioners decided to exercise the option to appoint a new mayor themselves? If not a full-out voter revolt and more recalls, at least cert ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Tea Party Claims Victory in Alvarez Recall ...Uh, Wait, What?

    Fox News declares a Tea Party Revolt​"Tea Party Revolt: Miami Mayor Recalled," proclaims Fox News' Fox Nation website, while other Tea Party segments of the world wide web take glee in the ousting of Carlos Alvarez. True some of the politics involved share similarities: raising property taxes was ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    New Career Options For Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas

    ​Today is it for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, who are on the verge of becoming the first county elected officials to get recalled since the '70s. An official poll and our informal poll show the two politicians are going down for the count, victims of citi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Carlos Alvarez "Would Consider" Running in Special Election to Win Back His Seat

    Losing a recall might not be enough to keep Alvarez out of office.​Don't line up that tag-team wrestling job just yet for Carlos Alvarez -- even if voters recall the county's strong mayor today, Alvarez says he's seriously thinking about running in the special election. Alvarez tells a Wall Street ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Setting The County Record Straight

    Courtesy Genius of Despair from Eye On Miami​With the news that Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess is using county resources to help "set the record straight" about all the great and wonderful things he and his clan of bureaucrats do for us ungrateful residents, Banana Republican thought we' ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Carlos Alvarez's Extreme Pandering Makeovers

    All illustrations by Pam Shavalier​The election to recall Carlos Alvarez is in five short days, but the County Mayor has done little in the way of mounting much of a public campaign to save himself. But it's not too late, there are still plenty of communities within the county rich with potential ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas Turn to Alex Diaz de la Portilla To Fight Recall

    Alex Diaz de la Portilla​Alex Diaz de la Portilla, a former state senator known for engaging in dirty political campaigns, is rounding up votes to stop Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas from getting recalled, according to two sources close to both politicians. In the midt ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Carlos Alvarez Loses Lawsuit, Recall Is On Bitches!

    Carlos Alvarez enters the final battle against his recall.​Over the next two weeks, we'll see if County Mayor Carlos Alvarez can muster up the support that propelled him to office in 2004 and 2008, as well as giving him more powers. Earlier today, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces dismissed ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Two Miami-Dade Cops Killed In Liberty City Shootout, Several Others Wounded (Update)

    ​An attempt by local police and U.S. Marshals to serve an arrest warrant on a murder suspect in Liberty City turned into a violent shootout this morning, leaving multiple officers injured -- and two dead in the line of duty. Officer Roger Castillo died on the scene during the gun battle outside a ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 10, 2011

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Besieged By Animal Rights Activists on Facebook

    ​Carlos Alvarez already has a cantankerous billionaire -- and 95,000 equally irate voters -- trying to get him canned. Now the Miami-Dade County mayor can't even find peace through Farmville: His Facebook page is under attack by animal rights activists.

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    December 22, 2010

    Carlos Alvarez and Norman Braman: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustration ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Mayor Alvarez Says Million Dollar 'Cat Killer' Investigation Was Not a Waste of Taxpayer Money

    Mayor Alvarez: 'cat killer' investigation was not a waste of taxes​"Cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief today."That was Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez speaking in July of last year about the arrest of alleged "cat killer" Tyler Weinman. The 18-year-old was charged with 19 felony counts of ani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Miami Art Museum's New Building Breaks Ground and Into Barcelona's "Cool"

    Michael MillerCounty mayor Carlos Alvarez (center) helps break ground for the new Miami Art Museum​Miami may not produce delicious paella, world-class wine, or soccer teams so good an entire nation has an orgasm every time its scores.But we will soon have an art museum to rival classy Barcelona's ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Here's A List of All 3,301 Miami-Dade Employees Who Make Six Figures

    ​At last glance, more than one in ten Miamians are unemployed and a solid chunk of the rest are proud pledging members of Broke Phi Broke. That's why County Mayor Carlos Alvarez is in serious danger of getting recalled -- and the rest of the County Commission shouldn't be feeling too comfortable e ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Carlos Alvarez Responds to Our Plea to Support Norman Braman's Recall

    ​In this week's New Times, we lay out four reasons you should support billionaire Norman Braman's efforts to recall County Mayor Carlos Alvarez. We're obviously not alone in believing the measure has merit -- Braman announced last night that more than 90,000 folks in Dade County have already signe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Carlos Alvarez Prepares to Battle Braman's Recall Effort

    In today's news roundup: Mayor Carlos Alvarez is not going to take Norman Braman's recall efforts lightly, UM students react to Tyler Clemente's suicide, a man is shot on the Palmetto, a worker is shocked on South Beach, and the Marlins have gone to the dogs.

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    August 12, 2010

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez Silent On Police Corruption

    ​Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez hasn't said a peep about the corrupt actions of some of his close friends in the Miami-Dade Police Department, which speaks volumes about hizzoner's willingness to combat violations of the public trust when it involves his boys in brown. It's time for Alvare ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Involved in Car Accident With Pregnant Woman

    photo by Kai Mork, via Wikimedia CommonsAlvarez has been known to favor expensive BMWs like this.You know that fancy new BMW Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez drives around town? The one that you, Miami-Dade taxpayer, helped pay for? Well, it seems it was in a bit of a fender-bender today. Alvarez was ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    County Mayor Carlos Alvarez Bids on a Sweet New $60K Beemer

    Sure, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is king of a county where the hospital is bankrupt, one in ten residents doesn't have a job, and mortgage fraud is the only growth industry.photo by Kai Mork, via Wikimedia CommonsIt's easier to ride through decaying neighborhoods of unemployed constituents ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Millions in Car Allowances and Other Perks Safe From Budget Cuts

    Alex Izaguirre​Tomorrow evening, Miami-Dade County Commissioners will finally set the budget for the upcoming year. We already know that Mayor Carlos Alvarez is proposing some seriously draconian cuts and will make good on his promise to lay of 1,700 employees, which does not bode well for south F ... More >>

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    August 23, 2009

    Carlos Alvarez Won't You Please Be My Facebook Pal?

    Alex Izaguirre​ Kudos to Miami Herald reporters Matt Haggman and Scott Dolan who today whacked Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez really good. Turns out our dear alcalde fuerte was doling out raises to his favored employees while he takes the axe to the rest of the county budget. Of course, don't for ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Homestead's Farm Share In Pictures

    Jacob KatelFarm Share clients​Farm Share is a non-profit organization that provides food directly to 6,500 families a month. They also work with 250 agencies to distribute fresh produce, donated goods, and USDA commodities to people all over Florida. Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget proposal for 2009 ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Ridin' Dirty

    Miami-Dade County execs drive expensive cars on the taxpayers' dime.

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    August 14, 2009

    Most County Executives Safe from Budget Cuts

    Alex Izaguirre​UPDATE: Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County spokeswoman Vicki Mallette responded to my earlier report regarding executive salaries. I apologize to my readers for not posting her response sooner.She insisted that Alvarez is proposing in the budget a ten percent reduction to the coun ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Big Money on Top at Miami-Dade County Hall

    When in doubt, pay the chiefs and forget the workers.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    News Roundup

    County Mayor Carlos Alvarez is now proposing sweeping pay cuts for municipal workers. [Herald]Marco Rubio finds it just hurtful and disrespectful when you whisper things about him behind is back ...like that he may drop out of the senate race and run for AG. [NakedPolitics]West 8 has officially been ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Holiday Shopping for Big Shots

    Gift ideas for Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Related Group chairman Jorge Perez.

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    August 26, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    Bilo, Borat's Bro, For Strong Mayor

    And why not? Miami-Dade government is about as stable as a Sagdiyev family reunion. I have to thank an anonymous commenter over at eyeonmiami for the headline. It was in response to a post about Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez endorsing Natacha Seijas for reelection, nearly two years after Carlito a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Give Money, Get Contracts

    As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    In Carlos, We Trust

    The boss pays you. time to pay him back.

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    May 6, 2008
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    January 24, 2007
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    December 1, 2006
  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Double Speak

    Talking out of both sides of your mouth is tricky, but Carlos Alvarez is getting the hang of it

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Fidel Factor

    Carlos Alvarez wants voters to give him unprecedented power, but his foes are locked and loaded

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Trouble at Home

    Note to Miami's Kerry boosters: All politics is local

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Carlos Alvarez's Sexual Problem

    The mayoral candidate's bilingual campaign has a message that doesn't translate

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of October 14-20,2004

    Politics on campus and cops on cops

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Dissent Within the Ranks

    Some current and former Miami-Dade cops say Carlos Alvarez should not be mayor

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Who's that Man Behind the Badge?

    Good question, but a bad situation for a mayoral candidate

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Public War, Private Fight

    The U.S. Attorney and Miami-Dade's top cop clash over a major corruption case

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