Campaign finance reports for January,
February, and March are in for the local county races. So who's funneling cash to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his main
opponent, County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez?If money is any
indicator, Martinez has a long haul ahead of him. For the past three
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You might not know it from the freak show that is Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, but star Lea Black is a pretty prominent figure in Florida's Democratic party fund-raising machine. Along with her attorney husband Roy Black, she held the very first fund-raiser for then-candidate Barack Obama in ... More >>
Okay, I acknowledge Ted Kennedy did great things in the US Senate. He was a leader and a charmer.Health care would probably be done by now if he hadn't suffered, then died last night, from a brain tumor.
But, like everybody else, he showed his dirty side down here in the subtropics. Back in 1 ... More >>
Javier Peña is a maverick cabbie on a mission to turn the notorious Miami taxi industry into a respectable profession. So far he's been threatened, shot at, fined, and fired. In other words, he's making progress.
Lesson #1: Hard work and an aptitude for computers can make a young man rich. Lesson #2: Some rich young men take to South Beach like fish to water. Lesson #3: South Beach is the shark. A young man with money is the bait.
Being thrown in jail was supposed to bring down the curtain on Miami drug lords Willy Falc and Sal Magluta. But there was an encore: Death threats, clandestine cameras, illegal searches, and major security violations.
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.