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Carlos Gimenez’s next mancrush giveaway to Donald Trump

Carlos Gimenez’s next mancrush giveaway to Donald Trump

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Mr. Giveaway” Gimenez has apparently never met a billionaire he didn’t like — or didn’t want to give public money and assets to. The latest…

Carlos Gimenez on UTD lawsuit re VAB: ‘Not my job’

Carlos Gimenez on UTD lawsuit re VAB: ‘Not my job’

Looks like the overpaid Miami-Dade County attorneys are going to have to do some actual work. The county filed a motion Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by…

Coral Gables: Jim Cason runs again ’cause nobody else will

Coral Gables: Jim Cason runs again ’cause nobody else will

It didn’t take long for Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason to answer Ladra’s question of why someone so disinterested in the city and the concerns of its residents…

Fresh Colada

If you thought the old Michael Pizzi was bad…cuidado!

If you thought the old Michael Pizzi was bad…cuidado!

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael “Muscles” Pizzi — who was arrested on federal public corruption…

South Miami’s Phil Stoddard chats up Obama re Turkey Point

South Miami’s Phil Stoddard chats up Obama re Turkey Point

President Barack Obama was in Everglades National Park Wednesday to talk about climate change on…

Lawsuit seeks to oust Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia

Lawsuit seeks to oust Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia

Former Miami-Dade Police Det. Fred Suco lost his bid to unseat Miami Springs Mayor Zavier…

Absentee ballots watched, delayed in Sweetwater election

Absentee ballots watched, delayed in Sweetwater election

Absentee ballots for Sweetwater’s May 12 election were supposed to land in mailboxes this week.…

Sweetwater’s mayor ordered off ballot, would go back on dais

Sweetwater’s mayor ordered off ballot, would go back on dais

A judge ruled on Monday that Sweetwater Mayor Jose Diaz cannot run for mayor because…

FIU pumps up the pressure in fight over Youth Fair grounds

FIU pumps up the pressure in fight over Youth Fair grounds

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners will get a report from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Mr. Giveaway” Gimenez on efforts…

Sniffing the Issues

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines Arena…

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Some call it payback for the 5% loss and the veto override that arguably strained some of his already-limited ability to negotiate with the county employee unions, but…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three, not four, not 12 but 19 absentee…

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

As law enforcement lags in its actions on the case of two women caught red-handed reaping absentee ballots in Hialeah last week — even after El Nuevo Herald…

Biting Commentary

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera joined the bevy of local electeds to blast the Venezuelan government’s crackdown…

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

The internal turmoil in the city of Doral reached a new height — or low, actually — on Wednesday when City…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three,…

Fresh Colada

If you thought the old Michael Pizzi was bad…cuidado!

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael “Muscles” Pizzi — who was arrested on federal public corruption charges in 2013 and acquitted last year — has one more notch…

Miami Voice

‘Neutral’ activist worked for mayor

The chairwoman of the Miami Voice recall PAC, Vanessa Brito, has repeatedly said she was going to stay neutral in the mayoral race and has been made…

Miami-Dade Mayor

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines…

Hialeah

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

She threatened to get involved in the county’s judicial races and now Absentee Ballot Queen Sasha Tirador has made good on that. But she is not the…

Miami-Dade Budget

Budget breakfast for Bovo & Seijas

Breakfast came with a side of budget matters Tuesday morning for a new county elected and his predecessor at a Miami Lakes Latin American cafeteria — and…

Miami District 2

Miami campaigner taints process

The political advisor of a LGBT group that intends to make endorsements in the Miami city elections is also the campaign manager for one of the candidates.…

Hialeah Election

Hialeah council losers not ghosts

While all eyes are on the possible mayoral endorsement in the Hialeah runoff election and who former State Sen. Rudy Garcia — the third place finisher —…

Recall

County commission races bore without Braman

In addition to the District 11 county commission seat left by Chairman Joe Martinez to run for mayor, there are six other commission seats up for re-election…

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