Javier Souto

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    March 6, 2014
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    February 27, 2014
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    February 25, 2014

    Dear Javier Souto: Cubans No Longer Wield Power In Miami-Dade

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 responds to a county commissioner's claim that Cubans made Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto tried to persuade his col ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Animal Activists Looking to Recall a County Commissioner Will Pick a Name Out of a Hat

    A group of animal rights activists want to send a big message to the Miami-Dade County Commission for not passing an animal welfare plan. They plan on recalling one of the commissioners who voted against the plan. They're just not sure which one, so they are literally going to put the names in the h ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    December 3, 2012

    County Commissioner Tells Jeffrey Loria to "Get The Hell Out Of Here"

    Three years ago, nine Miami-Dade County Commissioner voted in favor of the Marlins Stadium deal, and to no one's surprise a few of them regret the decision. The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson called up eight of the nine and asked them how they feel about the deal now. Commissioner Javier Souto didn't ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Commission Passes Food Truck Ordinance, What Happens Now?

    Laine Doss Dim Ssäm à GoGo and Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales spoke on behalf of food trucks at today's commission meeting.​Earlier today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a new food truck ordinance by a vote of 7-1. It will affect about half the truck gatherings, inclu ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 5, 2011

    Javier Souto Gives New Times A Shout Out

    Javier Souto​A Miami-Dade County commissioner wants us to know that $790,000 is a "little bit of money and not a whole lot." During the May 3 discussion concerning the Public Health Trust's executive board, Javier Souto digressed from one of his typical winded soliloquies on the role of county com ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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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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    August 23, 2010

    County Commissioners Better Than Dolphins' Perfect Season

    ​52-0. That's how many times incumbent county commissioners have won at the polls since 1994. And it certainly looks like Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Javier Souto, or Dorrin Rolle will keep that winning streak alive by the time the polls close tomorrow.Diaz, who raised $325,000 to crush an opponent who coll ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Rambling County Commissioner Javier Souto Plays Loose With Election Laws

    Miami-Dade County​Javier Souto should have been sent out to the political pasture a long time ago.But lobbyists and special interests know they can cajole the rambling county commissioner to do what they want. So they make sure he stays in power. And even though 71-year-old Bay of Pigs veteran is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Al Maloof Raises More Money Than Ron Book In Local Miami-Dade Races

    Bill CookeWhen it comes to campaign donations, Al Maloof drops it like it's hot.​Raising cash for county commission and school board races in Miami-Dade is like making it rain at the strip club. The more loot you fling, the more popular you are! As voters start going to the polls for early voting, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Return to Sender: Commissioners Mail Holiday Greetings on Your Dime

    Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto.​Every year, they arrive punctually on the same festive stationary, and every year, they're tossed out faster than stale fruitcake. Well, dear reader, by throwing out your commissioner's holiday newsletter, you're trashing your own cash. Each newsletter costs y ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Stadium Approved, Good Friggin' Riddance

    My favorite moment in yesterday's nine-hour discussion of the new $2 billion Marlins Stadium came at 9:27 p.m., when Commissioner "Space Cowboy" Javier Souto began defending himself from concerns that Mayor Carlos Alvarez runs him like an Italian train: "My vote is not for sale, rent, or lease," Sou ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Big Brown Machine

    Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite arrives fresh from South Florida.

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    June 21, 2007

    Souto Steamed Over Suit Support

    "Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"

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    May 17, 2007


    These folks want to stay, but soon they'll have no choice

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    March 13, 2007

    Souto, on a Trash Tear

    Earlier today, loquacious county Commissioner Javier Souto paid a visit to the governmental operations and environment committee. The former state senator was hoping to convince his colleagues to support his legislative measure aimed at cracking down on scoundrels who pile up bulk waste, such as old ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007
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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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    January 30, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Cup and Joe

    This past Tuesday, Miami-Dade County commissioners took up the issue of the strong mayor ballot. At first they wanted to cut the salary, but then they chickened out. Indeed, it seems every time they discuss this issue, they act loopier than Reverend Jim Ignatowski rampaging through a political conv ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    No Christmas Spirit in July

    Santa's Enchanted Forest may be a children's favorite, but for one county commissioner it's an outrage

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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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    November 6, 2003

    Neighborhood Bully

    Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it

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    December 6, 2001

    Now Entering Miriamville

    Miriam Alonso may be under criminal investigation but that hasn't distracted her from creating her own city

  • City Life

    May 17, 2001

    Best Disappearing Act

    Judge Federico Moreno "disappears" the Cuba ordinance

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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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    August 17, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 17, 2000

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    August 10, 2000

    That's Rich

    Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.

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    April 27, 2000

    Elian Nation

    Scenes from a splintered city

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    October 14, 1999

    Book 'em, Souto

    Commissioner Javier Souto isn't angry at the homeless people in his district. He just wants them to go away.

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    November 26, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    November 27, 1997
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    October 23, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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    October 9, 1997
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    October 2, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    Capital Punishment

    Citing a flood of red ink, officials drew a bead on Dade's only public gun range. Now shooting enthusiasts hope to overturn the death sentence.

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    October 31, 1996
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    August 29, 1996

    Give It Arrest

    The ACLU claims Dade County is using a temporary employment law to keep Hispanic day laborers off the job and in jail

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    February 1, 1996

    Flying Blind

    Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Very Big Bucks

    The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company

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    August 17, 1995

    In the Dead of the Night

    While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?

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    February 23, 1995

    The Commish

    She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?

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    July 13, 1994

    Poor Relations

    The Dade Community Relations Board doesn't and isn't very good at relations, either

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