Victor Diaz

  • News

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Attorney for Woman Caught in Versailles Sex Scandal: "These Things Have Profound Consequences"

    More infomation is coming out about the recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Ayler Ayala, a former cashier at Miami International Airport. The complaint, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, claims she experienced discrimination and harassment by her former employers, Global Concessions Inc., Gateway A ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Norman Braman Is Not Done Yet: Proposes Term Limits and Reducing Number of County Commissioners

    ​Recall financier Norman Braman emerged victorious in last night's recall election, firmly hoisting Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's political scalp above his head, but the auto-magnate billionaire isn't done yet. Calling the recall "not an end in and of itself," Braman has set off on his next st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Carlos Alvarez "Would Consider" Running in Special Election to Win Back His Seat

    Losing a recall might not be enough to keep Alvarez out of office.​Don't line up that tag-team wrestling job just yet for Carlos Alvarez -- even if voters recall the county's strong mayor today, Alvarez says he's seriously thinking about running in the special election. Alvarez tells a Wall Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Victor Diaz is No Austin Powers

    ​Victor Diaz's Modjo, doesn't guarantee you'll get the girl -- but he does hope it will help you live longer and look younger. So technically at least, you are upping your chances. Along with his wife Patricia, the Chicago native is taking on the beverage industry giants with a new line of thirst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    First Ever Class-Action Suit Over Toxic Chinese Drywall Certified In Miami

    As we reported in a January investigation, toxic Chinese drywall is forcing thousands around Florida to make an impossible choice between abandoning brand new homes or exposing their families to dangerous fumes. ​The state continues to drag its feet, protecting politically connected builders. ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Miami Beach Will Improve Its Gay Rights Ordinance

    ​When it comes to gay rights in Florida, the Miami Beach is an island of awesomeness. It's almost like discovering a San Francisco in a sea of Alabama. In 1992, city commissioners were among the first to advocate protecting LGBT folks from workplace discrimination. This past Wednesday, the commiss ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Game On

    In Miami Beach, "introducing ethics reform" is really a sneaky way to take down your political rival.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Metro Dade Firefighters Battle For Their Jobs

    Adrien Cegora stood outside Miami Beach City Hall yesterday with a crease in his brow. The fit firefighter wore a red Metro-Dade T-shirt, along with about 50 of his co-workers. They hoped to send city commissioners a message: Indian Creek and Surfside? That's our territory. "Miami Beach is trying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Gay Pride Parade Attracts Copious Happy People, One Homophobe

    There were a thousand little reasons to cheer -- or laugh or cry -- at the first Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade this past Saturday. To name a few: A sweet-faced elderly couple carried a sign that read "George and Peter. Together 65 years." Then there was the tight-bodied pack of beautiful women in bik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Politics of Clubbing

    Nightlife task force meetings in Miami Beach might be the only place you'll find dudes with forearm tattoos and sideways baseball hats sitting at a conference table with a city commissioner and diplomatically discussing city policy. On Friday, the owners and managers of some of the Beach's most popu ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Pastor Targets Corruption

    Simon Graves wants to dunk crooked pols.

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Mount Sinai Mired and Sinking

    A doctor takes aim at the hospitals CEO and foundation.

  • City Life

    May 17, 2001

    Best Disappearing Act

    Judge Federico Moreno "disappears" the Cuba ordinance

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Power Play

    A drama featuring MDCC president Eduardo Padron in the role of backstabbing Brutus. Or is it tyrannical Caesar?

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 17, 2000

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    What Makes Alvaro Run?

    Alvaro Fernandez takes on Bruno Barreiro, his friends, and all their money. Ask him if he's worried.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of June 15, 2000

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of June 1, 2000

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Frank Talk About Free Speech

    Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon

  • News

    May 21, 1998
  • News

    February 12, 1998

    The Vultures Are Circling

    Bruce Kaplan is alive and well (for the moment at least), but that hasn't deterred speculation about his replacement

  • News

    August 14, 1997

    The Body Politic Hits the Beach

    Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!

  • News

    May 8, 1997
  • News

    May 1, 1997

    The Autocrat

    Some say Miami Beach's Jose Garca-Pedrosa is a strong city manager. Others tend to employ more colorful language.

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    New Year's Revolution

    If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?

  • News

    November 2, 1995
  • News

    October 26, 1995

    Mistaken Identity

    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.

  • News

    August 25, 1995

    Causeway and Defect

    Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin

  • News

    February 9, 1995

    New to the Aria

    When a Beach developer treated members of the Miami Preservation League to Pavarotti tickets, he hit a sour note