Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.
Bruce Kaplan is alive and well (for the moment at least), but that hasn't deterred speculation about his replacement
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
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?
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most
These three companies entomb suitcases in cellophane for travel, but that's nothing compared to what they do to each other
If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
First he was Miami's mayor, then Metro's, then Miami's. Now he's thinking about running for county mayor again. Why can't Steve Clark make up his mind?
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?
Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.
Dade County Commissioner Sherman Winn hasn't even announced whether he'll retire, but ambitious politicos are already lining up for battle
Bruce Kaplan won his county commission race this past spring, but don't look for him when hey're handing out the Mr. Nice Guy awards
Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way
Conchy Bretos gets dumped from her county job, the list of suspects grows, and the State Attorney's Office is nowhere to be seen
Bruised egos are one thing, but broken bones?
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten