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Mayor’s BFF is back for another county contract payola

Mayor’s BFF is back for another county contract payola

Ralph’s back for more public money. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s best friend and campaign finance chair is up for another piece of a multi-million dollar county contract. Oh,…

Miami-Dade: Esteban Bovo cuts public speech on i-word

Miami-Dade: Esteban Bovo cuts public speech on i-word

It was an odd thing to watch as speaker after speaker at Tuesday’s Miami-Dade Commission meeting be silenced — their mics actually cut off — and, in some cases…

Carlos Gimenez will be grilled on sanctuary cities decision

Carlos Gimenez will be grilled on sanctuary cities decision

UPDATE: After the posting of this Thursday morning, the commission chairman called for a special meeting on Feb. 17. How they are going to get through the Feb.…

Fresh Colada

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week

February is the short month. And it is almost over already. Key word: Almost. Because…

Jeannett Slesnick winning Gables mayoral money race

Jeannett Slesnick winning Gables mayoral money race

In the race for Coral Gables mayor, Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick is outraising her sole declared…

Miami-Dade commissioners ignore public, facts on detainers

Miami-Dade commissioners ignore public, facts on detainers

The saddest part about Friday’s Miami-Dade Commission meeting wasn’t that commissioners ignored the fearful cries…

Miami voters: Watch your ABs; Al Lorenzo is back at work

Miami voters: Watch your ABs; Al Lorenzo is back at work

Miami seems to be a forgiving town, politically speaking. Miami-Dade Commissioner Xaver Suarez is a…

Miami-Dade Muslims fear impact of Trump’s Muslim ban

Miami-Dade Muslims fear impact of Trump’s Muslim ban

So far, only President Donald’s Trump executive orders on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests…

Coral Gables explores more development along U.S. 1

Coral Gables explores more development along U.S. 1

Looks like developers saw the Coral Gables Commission pass the controversial Paseo de la Riviera…

Sniffing the Issues

Joe Garcia to join Carlos Gimenez protesters at County Hall

Joe Garcia to join Carlos Gimenez protesters at County Hall

Former Congressman Joe Garcia will join others at County Hall this afternoon to protest Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s directive last week to have illegal immigrants who are arrested for…

Will she or won’t she? Raquel Regalado rumors are rampant

Will she or won’t she? Raquel Regalado rumors are rampant

One of the biggest 2017 political questions in the 305 is will she or won’t she? We’re speaking, of course, about former Miami-Dade School Board Member Raquel Regalado,…

Dade Dems to choose committeeman in convoluted vote

Dade Dems to choose committeeman in convoluted vote

Local Democrats are stuck between a rock and a hard place in tonight’s vote for a new state committeeman, which would be a stepping stone for the Florida…

Joe Martinez moves to kill West End — and incorporation

Joe Martinez moves to kill West End — and incorporation

Newly elected Commissioner Joe Martinez is sort of on a war path. And there is no bigger casualty than former Commissioner Juan Zapata. Martinez has several items on Tuesday’s…

Biting Commentary

Protesters have demands for Carlos Gimenez on sanctuary

Protesters have demands for Carlos Gimenez on sanctuary

Somewhere around 300 immigrant advocates and social justice activists from more than a dozen organizations descended on Miami-Dade County Hall Tuesday afternoon…

Doral to seek nearly $4 mil in state funds for infrastructure

Doral to seek nearly $4 mil in state funds for infrastructure

The city of Doral needs about $3.8 million in state funds to finance or complete several different projects that are already…

American Dream moves along without any ifs, ands or buts

American Dream moves along without any ifs, ands or buts

As expected, the American Dream megamall project passed its first hurdle — if one can even call it a hurdle —…

Fresh Colada

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week

February is the short month. And it is almost over already. Key word: Almost. Because first, there are a few more poltical events for the Cortadito Calendar:…

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

Rep. Carlos Trujillo draws protests over anti-immigrant bill

Immigrant rights groups are not only angry that there is new legislation in Tallahassee that would make it a felony for illegal immigrants to stay in Florida…

Hialeah

Philip Levine’s latest lessons may hint at Havana post

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is now officially a trained diplomat. Thanks to Bill Cooke of Random Pixels for pointing out that Levine posted a picture on…

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…

Hispanicize Wire News

Dr Badia Invites You to ‘Swim for Haiti’ Event

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MIAMI, FL – February 17, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Internationally renowned upper extremity surgeon will visit Port-au-Prince, Haiti for the first time to attend and support the 4th Annual Swim for Haiti event, an annual open water swim to promote the beauty and adventure of Haiti, and where all proceeds will go to a …

U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Champion Laurie Hernandez to receive Latinovator Award at Hispanicize 2017

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MIAMI, FL – February 16, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez, the 16-year-old dynamo who blazed into America’s heart during the Olympic Games Rio 2016, will be awarded with the 2017 Latinovator Award at the eighth annual Hispanicize 2017 Week, April …

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