Next week, Miami New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondogg ... More >>
Raul Martinez with his old-protege-turned-enemy Julio RobainaLast time Raul Martinez ran for elected office, he got handed his only and worst defeat of his political career. He was part of a Democratic tag team that was supposed to topple the Diaz-Balart oligarchy controlling two of Miami's Hispa ... More >>
Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.
If you believe Nilo Juri, the eye of Hurricane Ballot Cheat, it could get ugly.
The Republican brothers are headed for defeat, and Cuban-American politics will change forever.
The past, present, and future of horse racing are all in South Florida
Especially if you're elderly and live in the city's public housing
If a man is known by the company he keeps, then FBI boss Hector Pesquera has a problem
Best Drag Queen, Best Free Publicity, Best Party Pooper
Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race
They're young, they're idealistic, they're in for a wild ride
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
Why was Camilo Padreda so anxious to save the Chief?
One cop would rather resign than compromise his integrity
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
How Manny Diaz got to be Mayor of Miami
The school board wades through a smear campaign
Hialeah's Raul Martinez: "I don't need a machine"
Maj. Frank Christmas, the Miami Police Department's top in-house investigator, finds himself the subject of a criminal investigation
Hialeah Park loses by a nose in Tallahassee, the nose belonging to Mario Diaz-Balart
Owner John Brunetti is determined to save Hialeah Park, but market pressures may spell doom after 76 years of racing
Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops
Using a bomb scare as partial pretext, Mayor Raul Martinez is pushing his city's secession from Miami-Dade County
Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.
The paving of Amelia Earhart Park is all about a political vendetta
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
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?
Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.
In the soap opera that is Hialeah politics, Herman Echevarria might be poised to supplant Raul Martinez as leading man.
If that's really Hialeah city employees draining storm water into the county sewer system, they're in deep doo-doo
Election night with Steve Clark, Miriam Alonso, and Raul Martinez
Raul Martinez is facing ten years in prison for public corruption. Hialeah voters want him to be their mayor anyway. What a town!