Mario Diaz-Balart

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    March 11, 2014

    Versailles Restaurant Slapped With Whistleblower Retaliation and Defamation Lawsuit

    Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Civil Court that claims Versailles Restaurant fired two employees for reporting illegal goings-on at the iconic eatery, including hiring undocumented workers, sexual-orientation harassment, and wage and hour violations. The lawsuit, which names Versail ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Carlos Gimenez, Rebeca Sosa and David Rivera Shower Favors On Ex-Cocaine Trafficker

    On July 13, Alexander I. Perez stood underneath a new street sign christening a portion of SE 10th Avenue in front of his Hialeah warehouse as "Banah Sweet Way." A gaggle of local politicos -- including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, his Hialeah counterpart Carlos Hernandez, and County Commissione ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    June 17, 2011

    Latino Republican Group Says Marco Rubio is Unfriendly to Latinos

    ​Florida senator Marco Rubio is supposed to be the Republican party's great Latino hope, but an upstart Latino Republican group, Somos Republicans, has just dubbed Rubio "unfriendly to Latinos." The group claims that because of Rubio's Cuban-American "privilege" he fails to appreciate the importan ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Did David Rivera Really Run a Truck Off The Road To Stop an Opponent's Campaign Mailers?

    ​The race to replace carpetbagger Mario Diaz-Balart in congressional District 25 is heating up, and Democrat Joe Garcia has taken to the airwaves with an ad claiming his Republican opponent David Rivera once rammed into a truck on the Palmetto Expressway and ran it off the road to stop a former po ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Alex Diaz de la Portilla Accused of Stalking Estranged Wife

    Claudia Davant claims her estranged husband and state Sen. Alex Diax de la Portilla has State Sen. Alex Diax de la Portilla "can be extremely explosive and violent," says estranged wife. ​repeatedly stalked her since she filed for divorce five months ago. And the Florida Department of Law Enforcem ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2008

    Kid Stuff

    Politics helped propel college dropout Carlos Manrique to the top of the educational ladder.

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    September 23, 2004


    The federal ban on assault weapons never worked, as Miami-Dade Police Ofcr. Keenya Hubert painfully learned

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    April 8, 2004

    Cows to Cuba

    A South Florida rancher is using bovine diplomacy to improve relations with the island nation

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    May 9, 2002

    A Man in Full Fight

    Hear why this crusader wants to save you from the evils of gay rights

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    July 19, 2001

    The Carlos Lacasa File

    Meet the most powerful politician you know nothing about

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    March 8, 2001

    The Enigma

    The new chairman of the Miami-Dade delegation sets his own course in Tallahassee

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    February 15, 2001

    True Colors

    Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas

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    December 7, 2000

    Have Bullhorn, Will Travel

    Most anti-Castro groups shun partisan presidential politics, but not Miguel Saavedra and his merry band of protesters

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    May 18, 2000

    Better Lake Than Never?

    Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.

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    April 22, 1999

    Buyer Beware

    That's a motto you might want to keep in mind next time you go shopping for a used car

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    December 18, 1997

    Sweeps Unchained

    Rad Berky got armed and dangerous. Carmel Cafiero got Joe Gersten. Ike Seamans got a heart attack. And we watched it all.

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    October 30, 1997

    Elector Set

    No doubt about it, Raul Martinez is Hialeah's mayor-for-life. The question is: Can Herman Echevarria's Penelas-driven political machine succeed in killing him?

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    June 29, 1995

    The Protectors

    In the child abuse trenches with a Dade County HRS protective investigator

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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?