Jose Roman Abreu

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Miami-Dade Officials To Unveil Airport City Plans Today

    If you thought Miami-Dade County had nothing left to build at Miami International Airport, think again. Today, Aviation Department Director Jose Abreu will unveil the county's ambitious plan to convert the main terminal into a futuristic hotel and mall that will cost a little more than half-a-billio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    MIA Loses Local Travelers, is Still the Soap Opera of The Skies

    Open Air Via Flicker CC​At Miami International Airport, somehow, there is always a couple fighting in Spanish. That such a fiery passion wells up alongside colorless cargo packages and old ladies in wheelchairs seems almost magical. It's one of the reasons we recommend arriving early with a box ... More >>

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    That's a Wrap

    A fight brews over Secure Wrap's county contract at MIA.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Airport Director Sets Record Straight

    Yesterday, I blogged about Secure Wrap of Miami's eight year lock on a Miami International Airport contract to wrap travelers' luggage in a cellophane-type material to deter theft of personal items. The post was based on a recent report by the county's inspector general criticizing the Miami-Dade Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Secure Monopoly

    Owing to the laziness of Transportation Security Administration and Miami-Dade County Aviation Department bureacrats, a company with a lucrative venture at Miami International Airport won't be getting any competition anytime soon. For the past eight years, Secure Wrap of Miami has held the exclusive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Secure No More?

    Turns out Miami International Airport bureaucrats aren't so lazy, just a bit slow at fostering competition. Earlier today, I wrote about the Miami-Dade Aviation Department's reluctance to competitively bid the baggage-wrapping concession operated by Secure Wrap of Miami, which has held on to the luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Miamians Passed Over For Another Cabinet Post

    America, meet your new Transportation Secretary (reportedly)! It is Republican Congressman Ray LaHood. Miraculously LaHood did not serve in the Clinton Administration or run against Obama in the primaries like every other member of the Cabinet, but he is a white guy and from Illinois (oops, he's of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Will There Be Any Miamians in Obama's Administration?

    Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    How Alex Daoud Got His Groove Back

    Former Miami Beach mayor visits Books & Books in the Gables.

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    His Satanic Majesty's Request

    Close down every church so the true church can begin.