Natacha Seijas

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    January 24, 2013

    You Can Watch Video of Carlos Alvarez Flexing His Muscles If You're Into That Sort of Thing

    Earlier this week, Riptide was the first to report that recalled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has now reinvented himself as a championship-winning senior bodybuilder. In case you needed proof that those picture of the former pol overly tanned, super muscled and in something so small we don't even ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Vanessa Brito Submits Petition for County Commissioner Term Limits

    ​Lost in the din of Mitt Romney's guttural Mormon victory cry and Newt Gingrich's helium-like baby whine -- we're not sure what Santorum sounds like -- was the fact that there was actually an important election last week.Voters rejected a county charter amendment that would had slapped commissione ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    The Ten Biggest Miami Losers of 2011

    ​Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    May 9, 2011

    Start Casting Your Ballots Today For A New Mayor And Two Commissioners

    ​Early voting begins today. That means in 15 days we will know who the next Miami-Dade Mayor is. Will it be the Hialeah snake oil salesman ward boss, the ex-fire chief, the Tulane-educated lawyer, or Miami's favorite uncle? And whoever wins, will he still be a strong mayor or will voters eras ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Ten Reasons Miami International Airport Burst Into Flames Yesterday

    "We didn't start the fire..." Then who did?​As we reported yesterday, Miami International Airport mysteriously burst into flames. The incident caused massive delays, an untold amount of damage, and both tourists and locals to lose their shit.But what really happened to cause the fire? We brought i ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    What Will We Do Without Natacha Seijas?

    Miami-Dade CountyWe really heart Natacha Seijas.​Knowing that tomorrow will be Natacha Seijas's last day as a county commissioner has us all queasy like a twelfth grader on the last day of school. It's like Banana Republican is entering the unknown unknown, a surreal world without the poster lady ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Miami Voice Celebrates the End of Natacha

    ​Natacha Seijas was right to worry about her name appearing on the same recall ballot as Carlos Alvarez. She was swept up in the voter tsunami that also took out the now former county mayor. Many local political pundits didn't give Miami Voice, the political action committee that sought Seijas's r ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    New Career Options For Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas

    ​Today is it for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, who are on the verge of becoming the first county elected officials to get recalled since the '70s. An official poll and our informal poll show the two politicians are going down for the count, victims of citi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Michael Pizzi Gloats at Natacha Seijas' Pending Demise

    Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi trashes Natacha Seijas as recall election day draws to a close. The Miami-Dade Elections Department is reporting that initial absentee ballots show an overwhelming majority of those voters want Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas out of here. ​Early voting numbers and ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Hires Lobbyist Armando Guiterrez's Wife To Help Fight Recall

    Miami-Dade Expressway AuthorityNatacha Seijas looks out for her girl Maritiza Guiterrez.​Natacha Seijas can feel good about one thing as she fights her recall. The campaign is creating work for one of her pals in a rough economy. The county commissioner's anti-recall political action committee has ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    A Natacha Seijas Supporter Snatches Name of Recall Committee

    Courtesy Eye on MiamiDavid Bennett and Stephen Cody shortly after a court hearing on Natacha Seijas' recall.​A Miami Lakes resident who supports Natacha Seijas has hijacked Miami Voice's identity. On February 18, Dr. David Bennett, along with another Miami Lakes resident, incorporated a non-profit ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Poll: How Will You Vote in Tuesday's Recall Election of Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas?

    ​North Africa and the Middle East are not the only places feeling the intoxication of mass rebellion. Why here in good ole Miami-Dade County, voters have been turning out in droves for early voting in the recall elections of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas. A ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Booed At Hialeah Precinct During First Week Of Early Voting

    Ding Dong The Witch Is...A steady roar of boos greeted Natacha Seijas Wednesday morning when she swooped into the John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah, one of the early voting sites where citizens in her district are casting their ballots. The entrenched county commissioner, along with Miami-Dade Mayo ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Norman Braman Makes It Rain in Effort to Oust Carlos Alvarez

    Tim ElfrinkNorman Braman flexes his baller status.​As the first week of early voting in the recall election of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas winds down, we decided to take a peek at the latest campaign finance reports filed with the elections department. As expect ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    "Natacha Seijas" Stripped Down to Underwear on Spanish TV

    ​I don't speak fluent Spanish, so I have no idea what the hell is going on here. Even if I did, I'm still not sure I'd know what the hell is going on here. All we can gleam from the following video is that the hosts of America TeVe's Ke Fuerte decided to bring a life sized paper doll of embattled ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Ends Legal Fight Against Recall

    Natacha Seijas is ready for war.​The Wicked Witch of the Northwest is ready to go to the ballot box to keep her elected position. Natacha Seijas has dropped her lawsuit to block the recall election against her set for March 15.Her decision comes two days after Judge Amy Steele Donner signaled she ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Calls In Luca Brasi-Look-A-Like To Clear Her Path

    Luca Brasi and Luis de los Santos. Separated at birth?​Looking to avoid getting accosted by reporters like she was a few weeks ago during a Hialeah clinic opening, Natacha Seijas brought in some heavy muscle to her court hearing yesterday. The county commissioner, who is seeking to block a recall ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Natacha Seijas and Pepe Diaz Twist The Truth In Contract Flap

    Natacha Seijas​County Commissioners Pepe Diaz and Natacha Seijas sure know how to dish out the bullshit when they are trying to help a friend hold on to a lucrative county contract. Two days ago, during the Internal Management & Fiscal Responsibility committee meeting, the pair chided Procurem ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Watch Natacha Seijas Storm Out Of Her Video Deposition In Recall Lawsuit

    ​When lawyers for Miami Voice -- the group that organized a successful recall effort against County Commissioner Natacha Seijas -- got her to sit down for a video deposition yesterday, they asked Herald reporter Matthew Haggman to come and watch. It's not that unusual a move. Depositions aren't op ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Tells A GenTV Reporter To Take A Hike

    Natacha Seijas don't answer nothing about nothing, ya got that?​Natacha Seijas should just get on her broom and fly off whenever a pesky journalist confronts her for comment about the recall against her. As we write this, the Wicked Witch of Northwest Miami-Dade is probably brewing up some diaboli ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Won't Be Giving Jean Monestime Any Affordable Housing Funds After All

    Natacha Seijas got some early retribution against Jean Monestime.​Twelve days ago, we reported how Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas offered Jean Monestime $750,000 in general obligation bond funds set aside for affordable housing in her district so her new colleague could use the mone ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    When It Comes to Feeding the Elderly, Political Connections Help

    Miami-Dade Commissioner Natacha Siejas​​Today, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas will wave her nefarious wand to help a longtime county vendor hold on to a multimillion dollar contract to feed the handicapped and the elderly for at least another month. The county commission is set to ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Teaches Jean Monestime How Things Work On The County Commission

    Natacha Seijas understands what it is like to drive through Opa-Locka.Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas was feeling extra generous with taxpayer dollars. She promised to transfer $750,000 in affordable housing funds from her district to the district of green Commissioner Jean ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Recall Election for Alvarez and Seijas Set for March 15

    Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas better beware the Ides of March. Voters will take to the polls on March 15 to decide whether they want to recall the beleaguered politicians, the County Commission decided today. The decision to hold both elections on the ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Files Lawsuit to Block Recall Election

    Commissioner Natacha Seijas ​Natacha Seijas, perhaps Miami-Dade's most infamous and reviled sitting commissioner, has filed a lawsuit in a desperate attempt to try and derail her recall election. Attorneys for Seijas claim they are challenging flaws in the signed petition sent to the Clerk of Cour ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Natacha Seijas Recall Signatures Likely Headed To Clerk of Courts This Week (Update: They're In!)

    The signatures are in for a Natacha Seijas recall.​Update: About an hour ago, Vanessa Brito -- the force behind Miami Voice, the group pushing to recall five county commissioners -- delivered 4,704 signatures supporting a ballot measure to recall Natacha Seijas.County Clerk Harvey Ruvin accepted t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Natacha Seijas Has a Message for County Firefighters: Back Off, Son!

    Natacha Seijas believes in the old saying, "The enemy of my friend is my enemy too."​When Natacha Seijas wants something done, you have to read between the lines. You have to decipher her messages with the keen sensibilities of a mob button man when he gets the order to whack somebody.So when a fr ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Miami Lakes Councilman Richard Pulido Continues Harrassing the Town Clerk

    Richard Pulido (bald dude in brown jacket) is the kind of politician only Natacha Seijas would love.​Miami Lakes Councilman Richard Pulido can't stop acting like the town jerk. The part-time college professor continues to pick on town Clerk Marjorie Tejeda.Earlier I reported how Tejeda complained ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Frequent Flyer

    They fly. You pay.

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    November 6, 2009

    Natacha Seijas and Audrey Edmonson: Luxury Travel on Taxpayer Dime in Tough Times

    ​Every so often, Banana Republican daydreams of traveling the world with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, serenading her with the sweet sounds of the toot flute in Peru. I also fantasize about not spending a dime to visit Macchu Pichu and the like. I mean, while services are being wh ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Natacha Loves the Environment, Really She Does

    Alex Izaguirre So I just had a Scooby Doo WTF? moment. This past June 10, at its annual Orchids & Onions Awards Presentation, the Urban Environment League recognized Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas for her efforts to make sure foreclosed houses don't get trashed. Earlier this year, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese for "Big Money Donor"

    For the past two days, I've noted all the work Miami-Dade County awards Brazilian engineering and construction firm Odebrecht. Despite a history of completing jobs behind schedule and over budget, the company continues to get the nod to build county-funded projects worth hundreds of millions of doll ... More >>

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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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    December 8, 2008

    News Roundup

    Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer may have billed the party for personal expenses. It's not $150k on a wardrobe, but it's almost as bad. Like $3,600 on a single dinner. [Herald]The Miami-Dade Dems elected new leadership, and they didn't celebrate with a $3,600 dinner. [Naked Politics]What do you need t ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of July 24, 2008

    "If you wanna kick ass in UFC, you can't be scared to squish your genitalia (nice and close) up against another man."

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    July 10, 2008
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    May 24, 2007

    See the World, One Couch at a Time

    I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.

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    February 1, 2007

    Wicked, Part 2

    Need some advice on a no-show job? Just ask the commish.

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    December 20, 2006

    Ding-Dong the Witch is Still Alive

    Miami-Dade County Yesterday, County Commissioner Natacha Seijas crushed a recall against her. A pathetic 11 percent of the 76,000 registered voters in her district turned out to cast ballots. Seijas won by a 2-to-1 margin. She relied on a $430,730 campaign war chest, a legion of union workers m ... More >>

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    December 15, 2006

    Doin' the Natacha Rag

    Katie Edwards, executive director of the Dade County Farm Bureau, was very happy with our cover story about the Natacha Seijas recall. Edwards left the following congratulatory message on my voicemail: "Hi Frank Alvarado, this is Katie Edwards calling from Dade County Farm Bureau. Wanted to call ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006


    Melt this commissioner

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    December 1, 2006
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    November 13, 2006

    Save the Natachatee

    One endangered species we won't miss During a 2004 public hearing concerning manatee protection, county Commissioner Natacha Seijas complained about a herd that kept popping up in the canal behind her Miami Lakes residence. "And as dumb as they always are they keep floating back and forth and I n ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006

    Sig File

    Petition mongers get stopped by the cops

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    March 30, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of March 30, 2006

    An up or down vote is all we ask

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    March 16, 2006

    Total the Recall

    Commish Natacha Seijas is still around. For now anyway.

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    May 17, 2001
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    March 22, 2001

    Strike Three

    Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him

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