Dario Moreno

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    November 8, 2013

    Obama in Miami Today to Chase Latin Vote -- And Money

    As his administration is nailed for health-care incompetence, President Obama is escaping to Miami today for three Democratic Party fundraisers and to curry favor with Latin voters. He arrives at 3:45 p.m. at MIA and will hang around town until tomorrow at 3:25 p.m. One event will benefit the Demo ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Norman Braman's Contributions Dried Up For the Nov. 6 County Commission Run-Offs

    After raising nearly a million bucks to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners in the August 14 primary, it seems billionaire auto magnate Norman Braman threw in the towel. According to the last three financial reports for his political action committee Change Miami Dade Now, Braman only chippe ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Special Election 2011: Who's Making Money

    ​Entering the last two weeks of the special election season, we've compiled a list of the folks who are collecting a steady paycheck from the candidates running for mayor and two county commission seats. The usual suspects are again banking on the business of electioneering. Here are political ope ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Mayoral Race: Gimenez's Own Poll Shows He's Losing to Robaina

    ​Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez's campaign has released a pretty flawed poll, and even that show's he's trailing former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina. Though, the poll does show that Gimenez is losing ground. The major problem here is that this is an eight-person race, and the survey on ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 26, 2011

    Robaina, Gimenez And Llorente Got Their Soft Money Working Hard

    ​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 on May 24 -- follo ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    September 11, 2009

    The Return of Loco Joe

    Alex Izaguirre​ The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    No Cash in the Coffers

    Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.

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    November 19, 2008

    Electorial Money Makers, Part I

    With the election season wrapped up, Banana Republican sifted through federal campaign financial reports, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain, to see who got paid. We begin with the companies that made money working for Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Raul Martinez's Popularity Hits Bottom

    Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.

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    October 23, 2008

    End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty

    The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.

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    August 7, 2008
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    December 23, 2004

    The Fidel Factor

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

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    December 23, 2004
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    November 18, 2004

    Vote for Culture

    What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    July 29, 2004

    Politics and Policy

    With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter

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    October 16, 2003

    Metropolis, Heal Thyself

    One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care

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    October 16, 2003

    We're Still Number One!

    Miami maintains its winning ways: America's Poorest City

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    May 22, 2003

    Lehtinen for Mayor

    Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race

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    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

    The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district

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    April 24, 2003

    Saint Pizzi

    Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?

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    November 28, 2002

    A Prefab Demonstration

    Trying to ride the Haitian refugee-issue buzz, Sharpton kept referring to Elian as "Little Efrain"

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    November 21, 2002

    FIU, too! All right?

    Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11

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    November 1, 2001

    By the Numbers

    Experts ponder the possibilities for winning or losing the Miami mayor's race

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    October 11, 2001

    An Old-Fashioned Mayor

    Hialeah's Raul Martinez: "I don't need a machine"

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    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

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    September 16, 1999

    Moreno Madness

    Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.

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    July 8, 1999

    Soaring Aspirations

    Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before

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    April 8, 1999

    Art to Burn

    Will the arrival of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive provoke another fiery response from anti-Castro forces?

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    March 4, 1999

    A Brotherly Imbroglio

    Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.

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    August 20, 1998

    He Made Dade

    Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map

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    July 30, 1998
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    August 29, 1996