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Nury Martinez, former LA City Council President, resigned over racist comments about a co-worker’s Black son as well as Oaxacan Mexicans. In Chicago, ex-activist Danny Solis became an informant for the FBI after being bribed with Viagra and free...
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Corrupt Latino Politicians!

We’ve finally arrived: Latine corrupt politicians are all around us. Here’s a quick look at five of our most incompetent and counter-productive elected officials, from LA to Chicago to Miami.
Show transcript
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Hey sister, why are we waving these flags?
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Because we made it,
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brother. We did.
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There's enough Latinos in positions of power that they are starting to
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act like all these other slimy politicians.
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Yikes for this segment.
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We wanted to highlight some corrupt politicians with Camila.
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You could stop with your facts.
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I ma all right,
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Camila. Are you there?
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Oh, wow. It's like a roller coaster.
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No, I get closer,
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get closer. I ain't.
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All right, Camila,
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are you there? Can you hear us?
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I'm here. Are you?
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What's up? Very good?
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Excited to talk about corrupt Latino politicians.
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It's pretty interesting. I'm going to start with Nuri Martinez
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who you guys might have heard of already.
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She was the former president of Las City Council and I don't
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know if you guys remember when all those leaked recordings came out
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for saying some pretty horrible racist things,
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you know, and after that she resigned,
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even President Biden called her comments appalling.
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So they were really bad.
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Yes, I shout out to her.
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No, no, no deuces dude,
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I heard that I was like,
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like this, I completely agree.
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They were really,
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really bad. It seems like,
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she didn't know that she was being recorded and she actually called
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the adopted son of a fellow politician.
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The son is black.
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She said that they're raising him like a little white kid.
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She also seemed to compare him to a monkey and called him
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an accessory. We're talking about,
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like, very racist,
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even bizarre stuff. Definitely.
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It was, it was really a big scandal when it hit
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in 2022. I'm,
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I'm curious. So she resigned but did she ever apologize?
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She did actually. but I'm just like,
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oh, ok, cool.
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She said she was sorry,
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she got caught like,
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I'm sorry, I don't,
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I have opinions. She did apologize but she said it was
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because of intense frustration and anger that she said that she kind
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of seemed to justify it that way.
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So he needs to talk to Elmo.
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You know, he's an Elmo in her life to vent to
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She's that frustrated anyways.
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Let's proceed. So there's also a politician whose name is Danny
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or Daniel Solis from Chicago.
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Here we have our image of him.
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Shout out images, I guess or walk through this.
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I love it. So he actually started off being a good
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guy. He was an activist in Chicago when he was young
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He actually helped 50,000 people in Chicago get on the path
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to citizenship by the late nineties though he went into politics and
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he became the chairman of the council's zoning committee around that time
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he became pretty corrupt.
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the allegations are a bit weird.
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He was accepting,,
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trips to massage parlors and Viagra pills.
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in exchange for influencing politics on behalf of other people
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And the FBI caught him and they offered him a deal
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to basically become a mole and rat out other corrupt politicians.
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So he was like a mole for two years in politics.
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Like he was recording conversations.
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He has now avoided all consequences because of his cooper operation.
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Yeah, I was thinking horny.
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My boy, not my boy.
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Sorry, Danny was down bad.
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He was, he was going in the right direction.
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And then all of a sudden like his happy ending is not
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what we thought. It was not a happy ending.
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I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
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Not too far. I go too far but Danny's ok.
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He gets to go free.
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I say happy ending once on camera.
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Oh my God, it's ok.
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Well, who's that?
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I have a long list.
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So there's another corrupt politician I wanted to talk about.
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His name is Alex Diaz de La Portilla.
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This guy is from Miami and he's actually a republican former city
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of Miami commissioner who has since been arrested.
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This happened last September supposedly he accepted tons of political contributions,
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laundering $245,000 in this account.
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And they say authorities say this was in exchange for someone to
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be able to make a Miami sports complex.
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He also may have used some political money for his personal expenses
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and it kind of sketchy.
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So, oh, there he is.
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He looks like he looks no good.
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So he still maintains his innocence.
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His lawyer came out saying that he's innocent against all charges.
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He's looking forward to the trial to prove that we'll see what
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happens. I mean,
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I'm from Miami and I remember hearing about this last year.
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So we'll see. Ok,
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the next one is Senator Bob Menendez.
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He's actually, he's still a New Jersey senator,
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but he's already been accused twice.
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They charged him with bribery for supposedly accepting $600,000 for his campaign
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free private jet rides and all these luxuries.
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However, the charges were dropped and that was that.
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But now just last year,
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he's getting accused of the same things with these three businessmen,
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with connections to Egypt.
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His wife is also accused of bribery.
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And again, we're talking about these major luxuries that they supposedly
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received a car, mortgage payments,
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gold $500,000 in cash,
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like some pretty crazy stuff.
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So he denies it though.
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I mean, he denies it.
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But again, the fact that the wife's in on it,
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it's like a match made in heaven.
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But you just love,
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love. I'm so happy for them.
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Oh my God, let's keep it going.
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I know you have more.
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Right. Right. Is actually the former Puerto Rico Puerto Rican
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Governor Ricardo Rosello.
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I don't know if you remember those protests where even Presidente and
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bad bunny were in there and the whole hashtag was Riki Renia
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The whole thing was actually because of a telegram chat that
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leaked of him saying these horrible things with fellow politicians.
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They were all there like talking and they were,
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they were making really inappropriate jokes that were like homophobic.
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They even joked about Ricky Martin and made homophobic remarks against him
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They said a few female politicians were,
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oh, she's I quote off her meds.
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But the worst thing is that they actually joked about the hurricane
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Maria deaths which is like super dark.
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Puerto Rico came together with these protests and he actually resigned in
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2019. So I guess sort of a happy ending that repeat
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that phrase back to there are politicians,
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the happy ending leading back to that one way.
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But thank you so much,
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Camila. Thanks for the bad news.
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But you know,
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maybe the next story will be a positive one with a guitar
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song. Thank you.
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Bye. Thank you.