Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, the 29-year-old son of former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and a member of one of Miami's more politically powerful and connected families, passed away over the weekend. No official cause of death has been released. The family is asking for privacy at the time, but noted tha ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-Balart wants you to bet on Genting.In Saturday's edition of the Miami Herald, former U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart penned an opinion letter shilling for his client, Genting, the Malaysian-based gaming conglomerate that wants to transform the last prime piece of downtown Miami's w ... More >>
In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>
The American Conservative Union, the group now headed by Miami lobbyist Al Cardenas, has released their 2010 ratings of congress and they've deemed the three Cuban-American Republicans who represented much of Miami-Dade county not conservative. In fact, Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario and Lin ... More >>
In one of his last votes of his 18 year congressional career, retiring congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart was just one of 15 Republicans in the House to vote to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. He was joined in voting for the repeal by fellow Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, perhaps ... More >>
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't seek re-election in 2010. Diaz-Balart, only 55 years old, has spent the past 17 years representing Florida's 21st congressional district.After the 2008 election cycle, when Miami's three Republican Cuban-American congressman faced the strongest chal ... More >>
Miami hotels may be seeing an increase in booking this winter, but with discounted rates it may not help them turn a profit. [Herald]Lincoln Diaz-Balart received an award from the Ukraine. [Herald]Here's an explanation of all those fancy designer stores (Gucci, Louboutin, etc.) that have popped up t ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-BalartRep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't pursue Mel Martinez's open Senate seat. Gov. Charlie Crist had sent Diaz-Balart an application of sorts for the job. His announcement also puts to rest any crazy political musical chairs rumors his open House seat could have set off. ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-BalartThe Palm Beach Post is reporting that Governor Charlie Crist has sent out a document entitled "Questionnaire for Senate Appointment," to three men [link to pdf]. The first two names have been mentioned widely before: former Secretary of State Jim Smith, and former US Attorney B ... More >>
A woman set herself on fire at the Mall of the Americas, and surprisingly she wasn't exactly the most stable person. Who will be our next Senator? Allan Bense? One of these ladies? The non-Governor Bob Martinez? Lincoln Diaz-Balart? A Miami Beach doctor apparently tried to che ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-BalartBest Political ComebackThe Diaz-Balart brothersIt was right there in black-and-white, on the cover of your Miami New Times: "End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty." Just weeks before election night, scores of polls showed both Mario and Lincoln -- Cuban-American icons and Miami's r ... More >>
Rep. Corrine Brown strikes me as a relatively fearless politician. Which is why it's not out of character that she's thrown her hat in as a possible candidate for the Democratic nomination for Florida's open senate seat, even if it means challenging front runner, family friend, and colleag ... More >>
If you thought some of the things that came out of Newt Gingrich's mouth were ridiculous, wait until you get a load of his Twitter. The former speaker tried on his best Tom Tancredo impersonation and Tweeted out this: "Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me ... More >>
Myriam Marquez takes a closer look at why Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart changed his position on SCHIP. The bill this time included health coverage for legal immigrant children and didn't rely too heavily on tobacco taxes. [Herald]Ex-2 Live Crew frontman and local treasure Uncle Luke was arrested last nig ... More >>
Republican Congressmen Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart seem dead set against voting for Washington Democrat's proposed $825 billion stimulus plan, even as the popular Republican Governor Charlie Crist is lobbying for the plan. In the first sign that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committe may b ... More >>
With the election season wrapped up, Banana Republican sifted through federal campaign financial reports, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain, to see who got paid. We begin with the companies that made money working for Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ... More >>
Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.
Apparently there is some sort of election going on today. You really wish they would let people know a bit more about these in advance. [Herald] Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, and Ben & Jerry's will give you things if you wear your "I Voted" sticker. [NBC6] Prosecutors say an ex-FBI agent totally knew tha ... More >>
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart secured a $2m contract for a firm that also did business with Venezuela. October Surprise? Not quite. [Herald] Five Miami-Dade schools face closure if they don't get atleast a C on their FCAT score. I still don't understand the thinking behind this at all. Thanks Jeb. [Her ... More >>
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
Today is the deadline to register to vote! [Herald] Lincoln Diaz-Balart has secured earmarks (as in that pork that John McCain so very much hates) for a small Miami defense contractor, who in turn donates thousands of dollars to his and his brother's campaigns. [Herald] The Canes game was crazy. The ... More >>
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The Diaz-Balart family
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Is the only good fish a dead fish?
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From the issue of August 9, 2000
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.
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.
When the feds snatched Elian, Radio Martí should have been first with the news to Cuba. Instead its director quit in protest and chaos reigned.
Colombia's immigrant population is finally seeking a political power base in Miami-Dade
Delusions of candor
Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda
For more than fifteen years, master Castro imitator Armando Roblan has been sending up El Tirano
When an unsuspecting Colorado congressman tries to cut funding to Radio and TV Martí, the freshman lawmaker gives a taste of exile politics, Miami-style