Nelson Mandela's passing today makes me profoundly and horribly sad. He was a great man who suffered for his people during decades in prison. He was a brilliant orator who inspired a generation. He was a true hero in an era when we have painfully few. As I write this, tears are welling up in my ey ... More >>
Even though both were elected into their respective mayorships thanks in large part to their opposition to the Marlins Park deal, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado aren't on the same page on much else. As Regalado's reelection efforts heat up, Gimenez now ... More >>
Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, and former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart have all lined up in support of Mitt Romney, which left little room for Romney's primary opponents to line up a big endorsement that would resonate in Miami's Cuban-American community. Well, Newt Gingrich ... More >>
Michelle Spence-JonesA day after being sworn in for her second term on the Miami city commission, Michelle Spence-Jones has surrendered to police and faces grand theft charges. Prosecutors allege Spence-Jones forged letters, at least one in the name of a former county commissioner, and steered $5 ... More >>
If you believe Nilo Juri, the eye of Hurricane Ballot Cheat, it could get ugly.
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
Residents of the black Grove are being displaced by the value of the land they've lived on for a century
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
Driven by shameless vanity and enabled by an obliging press, Maurice Ferré, unfortunately, is at it again
In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami
A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid
In which local authors and aficionados list their favorites
Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?
Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.
For 21 years, the King Mango Strut has been a countercultural rebuke to Miami political chicanery
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
The INS Owes Us an Explanation: But don't expect anything other than self-serving spin
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
The Marlins Had a Party and You Weren't Invited
Roberto Torres is the leader of the band, the singer of the songs, and the keeper of the Cuban musical flame
Pay a visit to Overtown's New Jack complex, where drug dealers rule, kids play in sewage, and multimillionaire owner Garth Reeves makes excuses
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo dreams of a world [trade center] without Alex Penelas
Welcome to St. Hugh Oaks, Miami's first subsidized housing project for the affluent
Celebrated by a nationwide cavalcade of hype, Barry Diller's revolutionary new WAMI-TV hits the air. The verdict? Click.
Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.
A Little Friendly Persuasion
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
A Swiss jury finds art connoisseur/embezzler Robert Polo guilty as charged A thirteen times over
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
What has Roger Rojas built in the back yard of his house in Morningside, and why can't the city seem to find out?
After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.
One newspaper praises Miriam Alonso, the other criticizes her. One newspaper sits comfortably in its newsracks, the other vanishes mysteriously. Coincidence?
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos
Residents galvanized by allegations of corruption and incompetence: Give them liberty or give them death!
The Florida Department of Transportation finally graduates from a three-year crash course in traffic-accident avoidance