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Ex-Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez Spat and Yelled Obscenities to Political Rival in 1993

Posted by FactReal on April 11, 2011

WHO IS RAUL MARTINEZ?
CONTROVERSY AND SCANDAL ACCOMPANY RAUL MARTINEZ
1993 Flashback:
[I]n the greater Miami area, Hialeah is known as a blue-collar town where the only thing rougher than the pot-holed streets is the politics. In the last two weeks, Martinez’s opponents have circulated a flyer that features the suspended mayor’s FBI mug shot under the words, in Spanish, “Convicted felon.” Days after the flyer first appeared, Martinez and one of his rivals met at a Miami radio station, where they reportedly exchanged obscenities and spat in each other’s faces.

“I’ve never seen politics like this in my life,” said Hugh Cochran, a civic activist who helped found a Hialeah citizens’ group. “Screaming at council meetings, chanting, fights in the corridor…”

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