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MARCH 27, 2013

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY THE MIAMI HERALD SUCKS!
HE WAS AGAINST THEM BEFORE HE WAS FOR THEM, BEFORE HE DECIDED THEY WERE ILLEGAL

IN 2004, CITY COMMISSIONER TOMAS REGALADO JOINED HIS FELLOW COMMISSIONERS, MAYOR MANNY DIAZ AND STATE ATTORNEY FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE AFTER A RAID AGAINST MAQUINITAS IN MIAMI.  YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE HIM AT AROUND 7:00 INTO THE VIDEO. 


WHEN REGALADO BECAME MAYOR, HE DID HIS BEST TO GET THE MAQUINITAS LICENSED, AND WHEN THAT FELL APART, HE FIRED THE CHIEF OF POLICE WHO HAD FORCED THE RAIDS THAT SCREWED UP THE LICENSING, AND NO ONE DID ANYTHING ABOUT THE MAQUINITAS THAT REMAINED IN THE CITY.


LAST WEEK, THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE THOUGHT THE MAQUINITAS WERE ILLEGAL, BUT THEY ARE STILL IN MIAMI.


SO, JUST FOR OLD TIMES SAKE, HERE’S THE VIDEO OF THAT 2004 SERIES OF RAIDS AND PRESS CONFERENCE WHEN REGALADO WAS AGAINST THE MAQUINITAS THE FIRST TIME.  SINCE 2004, THE STATE ATTORNEY HAS YET TO SERIOUSLY PROSECUTE ANY MAQUINITA OWNERS, AND TOMAS REGALADO HAS FLIP FLOPPED TWICE ON WHETHER THESE MACHINES WERE LEGAL OR ILLEGAL. 


EVEN AFTER HIS LATEST PRONOUNCEMENT, TOMAS REGALADO IS STILL THE MAQUINITA OWNERS BEST FRIEND AT CITY HALL.  DON’T THINK SO, WAIT AND SEE.....

UPDATED
THE LOBBYIST STORYhttp://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.elnuevoherald.com/&ei=JmhATvW4Ecrc0QGi1N0a&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDYQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Del%2Bnuevo%2Bherald%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DXwE%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Dnp%26prmd%3Divns

On Monday El Nuevo Herald ran a lengthly story written by Melissa Sanchez about the behind the scenes dealings between lobbyists and Miami City Commissioners. It was based in part on the email that I published last November written by Carlos Gimenez Jr., and his dealings with Commissioner Francis Suarez, Marc Sarnoff, and lobbyist Steve Marin. 


On Tuesday, Sanchez did another big story about Barbara Gomez, the former Director of Miami’s Community and Economic Development Agency who got fired for allegations of corruption, and then ended up helping a developer get money from the city, that she had refused to help when she was the director.


The Miami Herald, chose not to republish either of those stories.  Why?  Well one involves the son of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County and details the real deal making that goes on inside City Hall, and the other raises some troubling question as to why the Mayor and so many people showed up for the opening of a six-unit apartment building that got a lot of public money for construction, thanks Barbara Gomez’s ability to use her knowledge and skill to get her old pals to give her client money that she refused to do when she was the boss. 


You got to love the editors at the Miami Herald.  If the story is too revealing about how corruption and bullshit goes on inside of Miami City Hall, and especially if it involves politicians on the Herald’s “Family and Friends Plan,” then they just flat won’t print it, even if El Nuevo Herald sticks the story on their front page.


So, just so you won’t miss out, here’s the Google translated version of each story.  When you want to find out what’s really going on in Miami, forget the Miami Herald - soon to become the Doral Daily Disappointment - and bookmark El Nuevo Herald.


UPDATE:  It looks like the herald relented and translated the Barbara Gomez story.  It’s on their webpage this (Thursday) morning.


As for the lobbyist story, it seems that El Nuevo Herald has disconnected the link that would take you to the story, which is strange because I’ve never seen that happen before. The only way I can suggest that you can read it in English is to click on the link below that will take you to the site, and then in the upper right hand section of the front page where the Seach window is - it’s called Busque in Spanish, type in the title of the story: El poder de los cabilderos en Miami

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Copy the link below, and it will be a permanent link to this page that you can post on Facebook, or anywhere else.

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