Latin Builders Association

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    May 13, 2014

    Miami-Dade Needs More Than a Panel to Fix Race Relations

    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 explains what's wrong with race relations in Miami-Dade. African-Americans in Miami don't get a fair shot at anything. It's sad ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    March 14, 2013
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    March 7, 2013
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    March 5, 2013

    Latin Builders Association Academy Lacks Diversity

    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 probes a new charter school started by a special interest group.The Latin Builders Association is one of the most powerful lobbyi ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Drunk Miami Republicans Rally For Santorum and Rick Scott

    Jacob KatelRick Santorum vs Victor Gonzalez​Alcohol impairs your judgment? Screw it, we'll have a shot of whiskey, a beer, and a Latin Builders Association membership application.Starting early Friday morning in downtown Miami, the LBA invited guests to drink their way to Decision 2012, offering 2 ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Rick Santorum "Visibly Exhausted," Losing Badly, Leaving Florida Saturday

    photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons​At last, an explanation for why Rick Santorum has been acting so unhinged in the Sunshine State, from inviting an ex-Yahweh ben Yahweh member to open his campaign rally last weekend to making truly bizarre proclamations about rape: Turns out he's really ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Jeffrey Lampert, Mayoral Candidate, Threatened with Arrest for Attending Debate

    Local 10Jeffrey Lampert says debate organizers threatened to have him arrested if he showed up for a debate.​When Carlos Alvarez was booted from office on March 15, the largest local recall election in U.S. history sent a clear message to the Miami establishment: no more inside-the-beltway politic ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Tape Refutes Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's Claims He Opposed Marlins Stadium

    Julio Robaina changes positions faster than a Reality Kings porn movie.​Looks like Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina wants to rewrite history when it comes to his support for the Marlins' stadium sweetheart deal. At last week's Latin Builders Association sponsored mayoral debate, Robaina claimed the st ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Latin Builders Association's Mayoral Debate Snubs Luther Campbell

    Michael McElroyLuther Campbell wants to debate, so why won't the LBA invite him?​With the Miami-Dade County Commission likely to set a special election for a new mayor today, the Latin Builders Association has already made plans to hold the first debate on March 25 with only a select group of cand ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz is going to try bringing Miami 21 before the commission again, and is confident it will pass this time. [Herald]Miami, along with 27 other cities, has made the shortlist US's shortlist to host World Cup Games. All that needs to happen now is for the US to actually win the World Cup bid. [ ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of January 15, 2009

    "Call me skeptical of every piece of logic that comes from the Latin Builders Association's lobbyist."

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    December 11, 2008

    Dennis the Moderate

    Come January, expect to see a new dynamic take shape on the Miami-Dade County Commission when Dennis Moss becomes chairman. For one, Natacha Seijas will no longer have influence over the selection of committee chairs and assignments. Each of the last three commission chairs, from Barbara Carey-Shul ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of January 31, 2008

    "Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"

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    January 10, 2008

    Danger in the Redland

    A legendary Dade building official battles a homeowner ... and his own inspectors.

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    September 4, 2007

    Rudy Crew and the Latin Builders

    Here's Miami Schools Superintendent Rudy Crew on Monday's News and Notes, a nationally syndicated radio show broadcast on National Public Radio and locally on WLRN-FM (91.3): "In Miami for example, we have the Latin Builders Association, (which) provides everything from bicycles for youngsters at ... More >>

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    November 9, 2006

    Lobbyist Lovin' Herald

    Pucker up We here at Miami New Times love Curtis Morgan. He's one of the Miami Herald's finest writers. And lobbyist Rodney Barreto isn't the worst influence peddler at County Hall. But the decision by Morgan and his editors to publish a puff piece about Barreto in this morning's paper leaves ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006

    Ghost Repeater

    Ecstasy swoons on the radio, plus pimp documentation and flag desecration

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    March 9, 2006

    Arriola Resign? Fuhgeddaboutit!

    In the wake of Miami's fire fee scandal, the city manager goes nuclear on the Herald, Tomas Regalado, and taxpayers

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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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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

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    October 31, 2002
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    August 1, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of August 1, 2002

    Just because you can shake it doesn't mean you're a dancer.

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    June 20, 2002
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    January 3, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of January 3, 2002

    Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami

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    February 8, 2001

    Reading, Writing, and Construction Cranes

    Quaint little school meets hulking high-rise behemoth

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    December 28, 2000

    Vox Populi

    Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow

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    March 16, 2000

    On the Block

    In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder

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    February 10, 2000


    Nat Wilcox on bad behavior; and growing radio verde?

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    June 4, 1998

    Talking Turkey Point Blues

    The feds want to know: Is a proposed airport too close to Turkey Point?

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    November 20, 1997

    The Oat Wars

    Is it okay to operate a feed store in horse country? Residents say neigh!

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    October 23, 1997
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    October 23, 1997

    The Candidate

    Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills

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    October 9, 1997

    Temporarily Grounded?

    The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.

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    June 12, 1997

    "It'll Never Get Off the Ground"

    With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment

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    February 27, 1997
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    The Ethnic Chopping Block

    To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces

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    June 6, 1996


    Friends (and Money) in High Places

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    February 8, 1996
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    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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    July 20, 1995
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    July 20, 1995

    The Thrill of the Hunt

    Carlos Herrera leaped up from Hialeah, took aim, and got himself a beauty: Homestead Air Force Base

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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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    February 2, 1995

    Immigrate Expectations

    Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block

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    January 26, 1995

    Dade Divided

    One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.

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    July 20, 1994

    From Sassy to Tallahassee

    A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida

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