FAHJ and IPC-Miami Present Awards at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables after their Roots of Alhambra renovation.

FAHJ and IPC Founder Pedro G. Munne present The Hon.Candido Creis Estrada Consul General of Spain in Miami.

FAHJ President and IPC-Miami Founder Pedro A. González, Jr. present The Hon.Candido Creis Estrada Consul General of Spain in Miami for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

An “invitation only” ceremony took place Wednesday the 14th of December at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables where the Florida Association of Hispanic Journalists and the International Press Club of Miami presented awards and recognitions to the Hotel for the multimillion Roots of Alhambra renovation, respecting the best of Hispanic traditions and personally to Ambassador James C. Cason, Mayor of the City of Coral Gables and the Hon. Cándido Creis Estrada Consul General of Spain in Miami for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, with awards for their outstanding contributions to our community at large. Other honorees included Mr. Humberto Estenoz, a well known political adviser, veteran journalist and, man about town and, actual President of the International Press Club of Miami .

 The event was held img_9466within the inside garden plaza of the sumptuous Hotel and featured a delicious seafood and vegetarian paellas, with original ingredients from Spain, courtesy of Delicias de España restaurants -the First 30 anniversary of FAHJ awarded in 2012- with a lovely selection of fine Spanish spirits and other refreshments. The iconic Hyatt regency cuisine was at it’s best and, with Chef Mark Vachon, General Manager Jeff Babcock and Director of Events, Marcela Vargas Alvarez were present to make sure the event was an absolute success.

FAHJ V.P. Evelyn Perez Perdia presents award to Hyatt Regency C.G.'s Grl. Mgr Jeff Babcock.

FAHJ Vicepresident Evelyn Pérez Verdia presents 30 Anniversary of the FAHJ award to Hyatt Regency Coral Gables,  Grl. Mgr Jeff Babcock.

Some of the other notable guests at the exclusive event included the Hon. Eduardo Rivadeneira Baquerizo, Minister Consul General of Ecuador, the Hon. Lior Haiat, Consul General of Israel in Miami with jurisdiction in Florida and Puerto Rico, the Hon. Tomas J. Abreu, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco, the Hon. Dana Kelin, Honorary Consul of Macedonia, Robert Asencio, State Representative for Florida District 118, Christine I. Caly-Sánchez, Associate Director of the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence from Florida International University, Dr. Joaquin Roy, Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center of the University of Miami, Lida Rodríguez Tasset, partner of the legal firm of Duane Morris, Eli Mualin, Founder and CEO of Brickell Financial, Giancarlo Mignano, Founder and CEO of Deal Capital Network  and, Ernesto Gerandi of the legendary Delicias De España restaurants. Also present were representatives of Dade County, the U.S. State Department and the French, Surinamese Consulates, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the City of Coral Gables.

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FAHJ has presented only 7 of their 30 Anniversary Awards since 1984 when was founded in Miami, three of them to institutions -Spanish restaurants Delicias de España (2012) and Xixón (2013)-the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables is the only the third institution presented with this award and the First Hotel in the State of Florida. For details on past honorees, please visit FAHJ web page. The honorable Mayor of the city of Coral Gables, Amb. James C. Cason also presented FAHJ with a declaration naming December 14th as the Florida Association of Hispanic Journalists Day.

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IPC/FAHJ Events for the end of March 2014


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billjr13xOur organizations are proud to announce the following events for this, the last week of March, 2014. These events are open to thew public in most cases but, our invitations are focused on media and VIP’s.  Please make sure you R.S.V.P. to the contact provided and, that you follow all instructions for registration (when registration is required).

Our dear friend and Rock and Roll legend, Mr, Lee Tiger of the Miccosukee tribe of Indians of Florida will be appearing at St. Thomas University on this Wednesday March  26 (see image above), then…,

On Friday the 28th at noon (Happy Wine in Coconut Grove at 2833 Bird Ave.33133)

The cost of lunch is $20 and it includes a glass of wine, main and dessert. To RSVP your spot at  he event please,

follow this link ( https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YBQKK29D2TY2G ).

Due to the very limited space we will not be able to guarantee admission to anyone who does not RSVP.–

Then, on Monday march 31st, we will be opening the Hispanicize session at the Miami-Dade County Commission building from 8:45 am to noon with the first two workshops for Hispanic media. For media registration or, just more details please fill in the form below :

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“History is full of secrets, forgotten stories, and fascinating but little-known facts. One is the true story of

how during the 1700s the government of Spain recognized and signed treaties with several Florida Indian

tribes, including the Miccosukees.

Buffalo Tiger knew of the historical importance of emphasizing the Spanish treaty with the Miccosukee

Tribe. In 1982 Buffalo Tiger and son Lee visited Madrid, Spain and were honored to make the

acquaintance of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The King was given a handmade peace pipe crafted

by Buffalo Tiger, and Lee Tiger presented the Queen a Miccosukee patchwork skirt. The Miccosukee

delegation also gifted the Madrid zoo with an alligator from the Florida Everglades. During this time,

Buffalo Tiger and Lee Tiger visited the archives of Seville, Spain to research the secret Spanish treaties

with the Florida American Indians.

Lee and his brother Stephen also made a rare musical performance with their band Tiger Tiger. This was

their first appearance in Spain and they went back several times to play for an audience of thousands.

The Tiger brothers went on to play sold-out shows in several Latin American countries.

Tiger Tiger was born out of the late 60’s & became a regional success in the 70’s, going global by the

80’s. Following the loss of Stephen in 2006, Lee had to revaluate how Tiger Tiger could move on to a

new era. He eventually made a decision to move Tiger Tiger forward under his direction as song writer,

producer, and musician to produce his own CD New Era which features his new 21st century sound. New

Era blends sounds from Lee’s past, present and future influences, such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and

The Kinks. Lee also includes the Mo Town Rock and Soul Rhythms that he picked up while playing with

one of his late 60’s groups, The Seven of Us (became NRBQ). He has recently traveled to the Dominican

Republic where he acquired an interest in Latin rhythms and instruments which he incorporated in this

latest project. The CD opens with the power punch rock song “Red Rocks the Earth,” telling the story of

survival of Native American people and the success of The Seminole Tribe’s acquisition of the Hard Rock

international franchise which truly rocks the earth! Lee Tiger’s new CD celebrates the magic of the city of

Miami along with interwoven lyrics about life, true love, his passion for music, the pursuit of happiness &

the joy of sharing his music with all.

Although the Miccosukee Tribe was brought into the global spotlight through the performances of the

Tiger Tiger band and travel shows attended by Buffalo Tiger, the centuries-old Spanish treaty remains a

little-known fact. Buffalo Tiger is still living comfortably in Kendall, FL with his wife, and Lee is continuing

his and his brother’s dream of sharing their life experiences through music.”


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Representatives of the Florida Association of Hispanic Journalists joined  sister organization HOT TOPIC (a division of Amsworldweb) during their first VIP Networking luncheon and their new Home in Brickell, the famed Argentinian gourmet Restaurant. HOT TOPIC is  aVIP networking group devoted to getting key business people talking to each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

The first subject of the HOT TOPIC meeting was to solicit small donations for the folks of the Philippines. A total of $50 was collected and AMSWORLDWEB added another $100 to make it an even hundred and fifty.Since a $1.50 can feed a person for one day, $150 dollars should be able to help a  family of four stay fed for about five weeks The donation is on its way to UNICEF and with it, our thanks to all of you who helped us make a small difference in the life of a few people. Remember, we cannot help everyone so,  we must help the ones we can.

1475920_10152068500234804_483548380_nMiss DeAnne Connolly Graham Miss Connolly who is President of ROI Media Consultants, Inc. and, Director of Sales & Marketing for her family owned “The Best of Miami: Welcome Magazine” took advantage of the occasion to bring her Dad. He enjoyed it so much that he is already promising to come back for another one

Board members Nancy Clara and Pedro G. Munne said a few words regarding the association and it upcoming event this tshirt party nov 18 (1)29th of November at the very Juana M location. As most o this readership is already aware, the organization is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this coming November the 29th with a charity T-Shirt party at Juana M. The menu is a fine sampling of Argentinian gourmet cuisine accompanied with a glass of a fine wine and is being offered to our membership attending this event for $25 per person. We are supporting the relief efforts for the Philippines through the folks at HOT TOPIC so we will also be offering a $35 option which includes a $10 donation for the relief effort. Or, if you would just prefer to donate during the event, we remind you that it only takes $1.50 to feed one person for one day so, even your loose change that day can make a bit of a difference for someone!

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Please make sure you drop us an RSVP comment at the bottom of the page and follow the link on the right column to the Paypal site to pay for your meal in advance!

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By Bill Lara

This last Wendnesday, the majority of candidates for the interim position of Dade-County Mayor attended a small luncheon hosted by othe Florida Association of Hispanic Journalists. The intention was to get to know the candidates a little better and, introduce them to our individual communities as best possible . The meeting was a complete success and, even got some coverage by Channel 10 WPLG and The Miami Herald. Attending candidates had the opportunity to share their message with our select attendees and, the directors of FAHJ. After getting a good feel for these candidates, we can now proceed to prepare and send out a synopsis on each of them.

In our next issue this coming weekend, we will be listing the follow up comments we are gathering through the week.  We could list them now but, one of the items discussed at the luncheon has found some resonance among a number of the candidates and needs to be further explored before we can publish it.

The creation of a PAC (Political Action Committee) or joint citizens committee to continue to contribute to Miami Dade County‘s recovery and further development was origijally proposed by Bill Lara and, candidate Jose “Pepe” Cancio has taken lead in proposing a first draft version you will see included at the bottom of this page.

We will be following up with this concept on a special distribution run this Wednesday where we will have a few more details on how the general public will be able to participate.



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Roosevelt Bradley -Attended
Wilbur B. Bell           -Did Not
Luther Campbell    -Attended
José ‘Pepe’ Cancio  -Attended
Carlos A. Gimenez  -Did Not
Farid A. Khavari    -Attended
Jeffrey Lampert     -Attended
Eddie Lewis              -Attended
Marcelo Llorente  -Attended
Gabrielle Redfern  -Attended
Julio Robaina          -Did Not

Humberto Estenoz & Jose Fernandez (FAHJ)

Dr. Farid Khavari

Eddie Lewis———————— Jeffrey Lampert——————-Roosevelt Bradley  

 Luther Campbell

Proposal By Mr. Cancio: