Maurice Ferré, who 25 years ago was the mayor of the City of Miami, thinks he didn't get a fair shake in his long shot run for Senate in the Democratic primary. Somehow he's claiming this is "an insult to every Hispanic voter in our state." So what does he do to get back at the Democratic party? He ... More >>
With months to go before the primary elections, candidates are still locking down endorsement. One bit of support that none of the candidates want though is that of Cuba's government controlled press. Luckily, Granma published a story yesterday critical of all four major candidates. In reaction to ... More >>
A truck driver got trapped between his rig and a forklift while unloading caskets. He was hurt, but luckily he probably won't be needing one of those caskets. He's in stable condition at a hospital. [CBS4]Headline presented with out commentary: "Michelle Spence-Jones pleads not guilty; loses Faceboo ... More >>
If you asked us a few months ago which Miami mayor would make a Senate run, we would have guessed Manny Diaz. Boy, would we have been wrong. Maurice Ferre, who was mayor from 1973 to 1985, has officially thrown his hat into the ring to challenge Kendrick Meek in the Democratic primary.Ferre promised ... More >>
Jonathan PostalA couple of Democrats have flirted with the idea, but so far no one has stepped up to mount a real challenge against Kendrick Meek in the Senate primary. Now, though, there's buzz that former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will enter the race next week.Beth Reinhard says Ferre will make ... More >>
An epic condo bust can't burst his bubble.
Miami's most cantankerous billionaire could win by TKO.
Say anything you want, but just don't call them Democrats
Still feisty after all these years, Carl Hiaasen unloads on Miami politics and corporate journalism
How did José Cancela manage to spend so much money and get so little in return?
There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.
The county mayor's race is nonpartisan -- on the surface
Old pol, bad pickup lines, and authentic hip-hop
Driven by shameless vanity and enabled by an obliging press, Maurice Ferré, unfortunately, is at it again
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
Opening shots on September 10th's gay-rights ballot
Experts ponder the possibilities for winning or losing the Miami mayor's race
As Miami Beach prepares for life in wartime, it's on its own
From the issue of September 27, 2001
When you hear the name Maurice Ferré, what comes to mind? Something positive? Negative? Anything at all?
Josefina Carbonell, Miami's queen of viejo politics, goes to Washington
From the issue of July 5, 2001
For decades Estrella Rubio has been a street-level general in el exilio's army. But her style of leadership, along with her health, is now fading fast.
One plan for a new Marlins stadium could be a winner for Miami, which is nice since you're going to pay for it
The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.
Miami's mayoral meltdown has a long and nasty history
Riding the Tiger
Years behind schedule and way over budget, the performing arts center is another Miami miracle
An emphatic mayor. Tons of polling. Heaps of money. But something went wrong with the Penelas campaign that couldn't.
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.
Miami city worker Caridad Rios swears she's never practiced Santera. Try telling that to the many politicians who befriend her -- or fear her.
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
The county commission awards a contract for unmarked police cruisers and scores bit. The tally so far: Higher costs, a lawsuit, and not enough cars.