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Contractors Behind Collapsed FIU Bridge Are Major Miami Political Players

2 years ago by Tim Elfrink
To Miami-Dade County insiders, it was no shock when Munilla Construction Management (MCM) beat out three other competitors to win a $14.2 million bid to build a high-tech pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. That's because Munilla is not only one of the biggest contractors in South Florida but also one of the most politically connected thanks to years of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaigns.
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Give Money, Get Contracts

12 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. I matched up names...
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Five Unanswered Questions About the FIU Bridge Collapse

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Bridges don't usually crumble into dust. So when a pedestrian walkway at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, killing six people and crushing eight cars, people were rightly horrified and confused. Workers had installed the bridge overnight only five days before the disaster. FIU even blasted out videos and news releases...
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Al Maloof Raises More Money Than Ron Book In Local Miami-Dade Races

10 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
Raising cash for county commission and school board races in Miami-Dade is like making it rain at the strip club. The more loot you fling, the more popular you are! As voters start going to the polls for early voting, Banana Republican compiled the top five ballers greasing the wheels...
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Raquel Regalado has no school board experience but plenty of dough

10 years ago by Erik Maza
Raquel Regalado has no school board experience but plenty of dough
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With No Experience and Lots of Cash, Miami Mayor's Daughter Raquel Regalado Runs For School Board

10 years ago by Erik Maza
School board candidates are typically a veritable who's that of local gadabouts or gray-haired teachers with little recognition outside home room. In District 6, which covers parts of Coral Gables and South Miami, there's Eduardo Zayas-Bazan -- a grandfatherly professor and Bay of Pigs veteran -- and Maria Peiro, a...
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Rubio, Meek Celebrate Cuban Independence Day With Appeal For More Cash

10 years ago by Erik Maza
Yesterday was Cuban independence day, a holiday as ignored by Cubans as President's Day is by Americans. But for every Florida politician with an election coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to suck up to the pickiest voting bloc in the state. The three enemigos -- Charlie Crist, Marco...
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Elected Officials Reward Their Campaign Contributors

12 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County prepares for this fall's elections, Riptide scoured campaign financial reports. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. Take, for instance, Magnum Construction Management Corp., a construction firm owned by a family of builders that has given thousands...
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Cash Rules Everything Around Politics

11 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised their Democratic challengers by...
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Six lies about the Marlins stadium

9 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Six lies about the Marlins stadium

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