A pungent odor permeates an empty mosaic-tiled room inside a shuttered motel at 304 N. Krome Ave. in downtown Homestead. Mildew seeps through the walls. "Before I owned this place, it was a haven for crack addicts and prostitutes," says the 43-year-old owner, Ernesto Perez, who bought the place for ... More >>
Ernesto Perez, founder and president of Dade Medical College, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this month. As the Miami Herald reported June 8, the Miami-Dade State Attorney and the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission are conducting separate probes into why Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman push ... More >>
Since winning a seat on the Miami City Commission in 2009, Francis Suarez worked hard to forge his own political identity and avoid the type of absentee ballot voter fraud scandal that derailed his father's mayoral run in 1997. But now the young Cuban American Republican is in full damage control af ... More >>
Whether you're a Democrat, independent, or the apparently small number of Republicans left who realized that their party is still in control of the body and is probably better off in the long run without these two controversial South Florida schmucks creating distraction, can we all come together an ... More >>
There's a big battle brewing between the Old Guard and the New Guard for the top leadership position of Florida's Democratic Party. Several South Florida Hispanic Democrats are voicing their displeasure with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's move to support Tallahasee's Allison Tant in next m ... More >>
I think the real problem with the GOP right now is that they just don't have enough Bushes ready to run for president. Think about it. The Republican party has not won the Presidency unless a Bush was running since 1984. That's almost 30 years!Well, don't worry GOPers, your Bush supply is about the ... More >>
For decades Cuban-Americans have been one of the Republican party's most reliable bases in Florida. Well, maybe not anymore. Some exit poll analysis suggests that Barack Obama actually outperformed Mitt Romney among Cubans in Florida. While others don't show him quite pulling off that historic demog ... More >>
As the 2012 presidential election in Miami-Dade County spirals into calamity, alcalde fuerte Carlos Gimenez is doing nothing to stop another embarrassing, national indictment of our Banana Republic's voting system. Despite long lines of voters who waited two-to-six hours to cast their ballots during ... More >>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to bat for his homeboy, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, this Friday. The pair will lay out their reasons for supporting amendments 5 and 6 on the November ballot at an 11 a.m. press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.The pitch ... More >>
For the past seven years David Rivera, a Republican state legislator now running for congress in district 25, has filed sworn documents claiming that besides his salary from the state his main source of income has been from U.S. Agency for International Development. Well, The Miami Herald contact ... More >>
Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.
"I see it as a return to what journalism once was: small papers covering local areas with strong ideological slants."
"The pillars of Wall Street and corporate America are not giving money to Obama because he is a nice guy; he's a player."
"If Lincoln Diaz-Balart would have focused on the needs of his constituents instead of the needs of outsiders, he might not be facing the challenge he is today."
Opening shots on September 10th's gay-rights ballot
Not long ago it was dangerous to support the appearance of Cuban musicians in Miami; now it's dangerous to oppose them
Radio and TV Martí are supposed to remain above politics and provide Cubans with unbiased news. This is not a joke; it only seems like one.
Most anti-Castro groups shun partisan presidential politics, but not Miguel Saavedra and his merry band of protesters
Late last year thousands of people learned that the "free" calls they'd been making to Cuba weren't really free. Now the bills are arriving.