Leonel Martinez

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Miami's Most Notoriously Named Places: Raul Martinez City Hall and More

    The Hialeah City Commission Tuesday voted unanimously to take former mayor Raul Martinez's name off city hall. The current mayor, Carlos Hernandez, a longtime critic of the indicted but later cleared politician, pushed the measure, saying, "The building belongs to the people." For good measure, the ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    July 9, 2012

    Ex-Commish Victor De Yurre Wants To Be A Judge After Controversial Political Career

    Among the placards lining the streets ahead of the August 14 elections, you might have noticed a blue-and-red poster with the name "De Yurre." If that rings a bell, there's a good reason: 59-year-old Victor De Yurre is the same guy who escaped a parade of investigations during his eight-year stint a ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    The Name Game

    County commissioners named a street for a drug dealer. Then there’s this.

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    February 9, 2006

    Jesus Redux

    They're waging a war on organized religion, they bring in millions of dollars, and defectors say they're a cult

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    October 13, 2005

    Miami: See It Like a Drug Dealer

    During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    The High Cost of Homeland Defense

    Thanks to generous taxpayers like you, Miami's top Coast Guard officer has a very swanky address

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Bull in the Market

    South Florida philanthropist Richard Bronson built his fortune on the shady side of Wall Street

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    July 10, 1997

    Dead End

    Fico Rojas wanted a treason trial for locals who sought dialogue with Castro. County commissioners named a street after him.

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    December 14, 1995

    Nice House, Rotten Spot

    This can't be what the real estate pros have in mind when they say "Location, location, location"

  • News

    February 27, 1991