Carlos Manrique

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    October 28, 2014

    Congressman Joe Garcia Fights for His Political Life

    On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    July 9, 2014

    Miami's Questionable Diaz de La Portilla Dynasty Ready For Another Chapter

    The photo is reminiscent of a poster for The Sopranos. Three men dressed in natty suits with slicked-back hair saunter down a dimly lit, brick-paved alley. They leave little room to pass. It seems like they are intentionally blocking someone's path. The pretty boy on the left scrunches his face as i ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Local House Candidate Picks Up Key Rico Tubbs Endorsement

    Today marked the official beginning of election season, with early voting kick-starting around Miami-Dade for the November 3 general elections, and here at Riptide we're feeling that democratic itch.via Pinkieeegirl's FlickrTubbs has spoken.​But, frankly, we're already looking forward to next Augu ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of April 24, 2008

    The question I ask is: Are you the type who likes to be woken up by an alarm or a bomb?

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    April 10, 2008

    Easy on Rudy

    The newspaper of record plays softball with the schools chief.

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    March 27, 2008

    Kid Stuff

    Politics helped propel college dropout Carlos Manrique to the top of the educational ladder.

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    March 25, 2004

    Meet Mr. Arza

    In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami

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    September 5, 2002

    Is Jilda Unruh Getting Stiffed?

    After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing

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    January 13, 2000


    Brothers to the Rescue

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    September 19, 1996

    The Old School of Power

    He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most