Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rivera shows Tavarez The Money $$ El Diario NY

POR: Roberto Pérez | 07/25/2012 | El Diario

With his latest campaign filing, state senator Gustavo Rivera has sent a clear message to his opponent Manny Tavarez. Rivera reported having raised $ 100.414 and has a balance of $ 126.500. His opponent has yet to file, which led a Democratic source supporting Rivera to say that Tavarez is following in the footsteps of disgraced politicians like Espada, who ignored campaign finance laws among others. Voters rejected this kind of corruption and elected Gustavo two years ago and they will again.

Tavarez has apparently aligned himself with an insurgent group led by Richard Soto, who is running against Assemblyman Nelson Castro.

I'm hearing that Hector Ramirez, who has strong ties with the Democratic Party in the Bronx, has broken from their ranks and has joined the insurgent group. I contacted Tavarez and Ramirez, to find out what was going on. Ramirez said that he is with the party, but only supports candidates who share his values and principles ​​and if they don't, then he wont support them, machine be damned.

Tavarez did not answer. It will be interesting to see if Congressman Rangel's allies
deliver for Tavarez, after all he did for the reelection of veteran legislator.

The Linares family is currently winning the money race against state senator Adriano Espaillat and his ally Assembly candidate Gabriela Rosa. Linares has $ 69.292 on hand, while Espaillat has $ 27.469. Now, lets see if Bloomberg delivers the $ 100,000 he promised Linares.

Mayra Linares, meanwhile, has $ 20.304. and her opponent Gabriela Rosa has $ 3.450.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. seems to be leaning closer and closer to running for Public Advocate. His spokesman John Desio confirmed that he is "seriously considering it". Diaz Jr. reported having raised $ 285.427, and has a total of $ 886.865, according to the campaign finance board.

There's a Latina running for state assembly in the 25th AD. Nily Rozic who was, born in Jerusalem, of Argentine parents and who is fluent in Spanish, is facing Jerry Iannece who the Queens Democratic Party, supports for this position, the 25th AD is 12.12% Hispanic. Rozic has received the endorsement of the Working Families Party.

Dinero de campaña comienza a decir quién es quién -

Dinero de campaña comienza a decir quién es quién -

POR: Roberto Pérez | 07/25/2012 | El Diario

Con su último reporte de fondos de campaña, el senador estatal Gustavo Rivera parece enviarle un claro mensaje a su oponente Manny Tavarez. Rivera reportó haber recaudado $100,414 y tiene un balance de $126,500. Su rival no ha entregado su reporte aún, lo que llevó a un seguidor de Rivera a decir que Tavarez está siguiendo los malos pasos del exsenador Espada , quien solía ignorar las leyes de financiación de campañas.

Tavarez aparentemente se ha alineado con un grupo insurgente liderado por Richard Soto , quien corre en contra del asambleísta Nelson Castro.

Por ahí dicen que Hector Ramirez , quien tenía fuertes lazos con el Partido Demócrata de El Bronx, ha roto tal alianza y se ha unido al grupo insurgente. Contacté a Tavarez y a Ramírez para saber más. Ramírez me dijo que está con el Partido, pero que sólo apoya a quienes comparten sus valores y que está dispuesto a encarar a la maquinaria.

Tavarez no respondió. Será interesante ver si el congresista Rangel
lo ayudará, después de todo lo que hizo por la reelección del veterano legislador.

La familia Linares le está ganando en dinero al senador estatal Adriano Espaillat y su aliada la candidata a la Asamblea Gabriela Rosa. Guillermo Linares tiene $69,292 en sus manos, mientras que Espaillat tiene $27,469. Si el alcalde Bloomberg le da los $100,000 que le prometió a Guillermo Linares, Espaillat podría estar en problemas.

Mayra Linares, por su parte, cuenta con $20,304. Su rival Gabriela Rosa tiene $3,450.

Parece que el presidente de El Bronx Ruben Diaz Jr. se va a lanzar para Defensor del Pueblo. Su vocero John Desio me confirmó que lo está "considerando seriamente". Díaz Jr. reportó haber recaudado $285,427, y tiene un total de $886,865, según la Junta Electoral.

La judía latina Nily Rozic , quien nació en Jerusalén, de padres argentinos y habla español, está corriendo para asambleísta por el distrito 25 de Queens, en donde 12.12% de la población es hispana.

Rozic se enfrenta al Partido Demócrata de Queens, el cual respalda a Jerry Iannece para este puesto. Rozic tiene el apoyo del Working Families Party.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin on THE PEREZ NOTES

Peter Quillin (born June 22, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois) is an undefeated Cuban-American boxer in the Middleweight division. He's trained by 4-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach. Quillin is signed to Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. He is not to be confused with Kid Chocolate, the late Cuban boxer with whom Quillin shares nicknames.

Amateur career

Peter was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his amateur boxing career he had eight fights.
Quillin's father was born and raised in Cuba. Peter was given the nickname of former World Champion, Cuban Kid Chocolate. Due to their physical resemblance and Quillin's Cuban heritage.
Professional career

The tall aggressive Quillin turned pro in New York and signed with Cedric Kushner. He had most of his fights on television flaunting one-punch knockout power in either hands that build him a huge following.

In April 2008, Quillin dominated former contender Antwun Echols.
On June 11, 2008, Peter defeated Dionisio Miranda by unanimous decision at the Hard rock in New York City. Quillin won most of the early rounds of the fight and was cruising Miranda in the seventh round. Peter would recover well in the eight round, after being caught by Dionisio. Then Quillin fought the last two rounds of the fight effectively, with the final judges’ scores being 97-92, 97-92 and 97-93.

In April 2010, Peter moved from New York City to Los Angeles to train with 4-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach.

On April 29, 2011, Quillin stopped title contender Jesse Brinkley to win the vacant United States Boxing Organisation Super Middleweight Championship in Reno, Nevada.[8] This bout was televised as the main-event by TeleFutura.

On July 23, 2011, Quillin rolled past late substitute Jason LeHoullier in Las Vegas, Nevada. He laid a beating on LeHoullier, hitting him cleanly with both hands throughout the fight. Although there were no knockdowns, LeHoullier was outclassed.

On November 5, 2011, Quillin made an impressive HBO Debut, stopping Craig McEwan in the 6th round in Cancun, Mexico.
Professional record

Result Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win Winky Wright UD 10 2012-06-02 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States Winky Wright retires following match.
Win Craig McEwan TKO 6 (10 ) 2011-11-05 Cancun Center, Cancun, Mexico Made HBO Debut
Win Jason LeHoullier TKO 5 (10) 2011-07-23 Mandalay Bay, Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win Jesse Brinkley TKO 3 (10) 2011-04-29 Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States Won vacant United States Boxing Organization Super Middleweight title.
Win Dennis Sharpe TKO 4 (8) 2011-02-11 Sports Center, Fairfield, California, United States
Win Martin Desjardins KO 1 (10) 2010-12-18 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win Fernando Zuniga UD 10 2010-02-06 Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win Sam Hill TKO 10 (10) 2008-09-17 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Win Dionisio Miranda UD 10 2008-06-11 Hard Rock Times Square, New York, New York, United States
Win Antwun Echols UD 10 2008-04-16 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Thomas Brown KO 2 (6) 2008-02-23 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win Troy Lowry TKO 2 (8) 2007-12-13 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Jesse Orta UD 6 2007-09-05 Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York, United States
Win Jose Humberto Corral KO 1 (8) 2007-08-18 South Town Exhibition Center, Sandy, Utah, United States
Win Jamaal Davis UD 8 2007-06-09 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win Victor Paz TKO 2 (6) 2007-05-18 Beacon Theatre, New York, New York, United States
Win Alexander Pacheco Quiroz TKO 1 (6) 2007-04-26 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Nathan Martin TKO 2 (6) 2007-03-10 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win Steve Walker TKO 1 (6) 2007-02-22 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win David Estrada TKO 1 (6) 2006-11-03 Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Brad Austin TKO 2 (6) 2006-09-20 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win William Prieto KO 1 (4) 2006-07-26 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Eddie O'Neal KO 1 (4) 2006-06-10 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win Tomas Padron UD 4 2006-04-20 Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Willie Cruz TKO 2 (4) 2006-03-16 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States
Win Antwuan Hedgemond TKO 1 (4) 2005-08-04 Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, United States
Win Anthony Hunter TKO 1 (4) 2005-06-09 Grand Ballroom, New York, New York, United States Peter's professional debut.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nydia Vs. Vito The Saga Continues El Diario NY

Roberto Perez | 07/18/2012 | El Diario

The political war between Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, the Dilan's and Brooklyn Boss, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, continues.

The Dilan's-State Senator Martin Dilan, Councilman Erik Dilan and there protege, Assemblyman Rafael Espinal, are preparing to do battle with a list of candidates who many suspect are being supported by Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez in retaliation for having been challenged by the Brooklyn machine and the Dilan's in the primaries.

One Dilan family member has decided to stay out of this race and that is the wife of Erik Dilan, Janitza Luna, who has decided not to run for reelection for the position of district leader which she currently occupies. Instead, the Dilan's are supporting Paula Melendez as her replacement, she will fight Darma Diaz for the position.

Councilman Erik Dilan is being challenged by Cyril Joseph for his District Leader post while Assemblyman Rafael Espinal is being challenged by John Rodriguez.

Also, State Senator Martin Dilan will face Jason Otano, who many say was neutral when he worked for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, but joined forces with Velazquez when, Vito Lopez's went after her. Otano has received campaign contributions from various enemies of Lopez, which include Councilwoman Diana Reyna, who gave $ 250 her chief of staff Antonio Reynoso, who will eventually have to fight the Lopez forces for the Council seat - donated $ 100. Congresswoman Velázquez contributed $ 2,000 her chief of staff, Evelyn Cruz, chipped in $ 100.

I asked State Senator Martin Dilan his thoughts on the upcoming battle. "Congresswoman Velazquez thinks she is the new boss in Brooklyn, adding that they take all opponents seriously, and they are working hard and are ready for the challenges they face."

Moreover, the political machine of Queens added a Latino to their ranks. In the 34th AD, Cuban Jorge Fanjul, who works for Comptroller John Liu, was elected with the blessing of the party and with no opposition to the office of Democratic District Leader. After being accused by the New York Times of resembling Queens in the 1950s due to its lack of diversity, the party has apparently read between the lines and has begun to support young Hispanics such as Fanjul for party positions. The 34th AD is 58% Latino. Now let's see if the party continues its practice of promoting minority groups by supporting State Senator Jose Peralta to be the first Latino elected Queens Borough President.

Nydia vs. Vito, la guerra sigue -

Nydia vs. Vito, la guerra sigue -

Roberto Perez | 07/18/2012 | El Diario

La guerra política entre la congresista Nydia Velázquez, los Dilan y el jefe de Brooklyn, el asambleísta Vito López, apenas repunta.

Los Dilan -el senador estatal Martin Dilan y su hijo el concejal Erik- y su protegido, el asambleísta Rafael Espinal, se están preparando para dar la batalla a una lista de candidatos que muchos sospechan está siendo respaldada por la congresista Nydia Velázquez, en retaliación por haber sido retada por la maquinaria de Brooklyn y los Dilan en las primarias.

Uno de los miembros de la familia Dilan ha decidido quedar fuera del juego y es la esposa de Erik, Janitza Luna Dilan, quien ha decidido no presentarse a la reelección por el puesto de líder de distrito que ocupa actualmente. En cambio, los Dilan están apoyando a Paula Meléndez como su reemplazo y ella enfrentaría a Darma Díaz por la posición.

A su vez, el concejal Erik Dilan enfrenta el reto de Cyril Joseph por su posición de Líder de Distrito mientras que el asambleísta Rafael Espinal está siendo desafiado por John Rodríguez.

También, el senador estatal Martin Dilan enfrentará al abogado Jason Otano, que muchos dicen fue neutral cuando trabajó para el presidente del condado de Brooklyn, Marty Markowitz, pero unió fuerzas con Velázquez cuando el jefe de Brooklyn, Vito Lopez la desafió. Otano ha recibido contribuciones de campaña de varios enemigos de Lopez, que incluyen a la concejal Diana Reyna, que le dio $250 y su jefe de personal Antonio Reynoso -que eventualmente tendrá que luchar contra las fuerzas de López por el escaño de Reyna en el Concejo- donó $100. La congresista Velázquez contribuyó con $2,000 y su jefa de personal, Evelyn Cruz, con $100.

Hablé con el senador estatal Martin Dilan y le pedí su opinión sobre la oposición. Me dijo que la congresista Velázquez piensa que ella es la nueva jefa en Brooklyn, y añadió que ellos toman en serio a todos sus rivales, que están trabajando duro y están listos para los retos que enfrentan.

De otro lado, la maquinaria política de Queens sumó un latino a sus filas. En el Distrito 34, el cubano Jorge Fanjul -que trabaja para Contralor John Liu- y con la bendición del partido y sin oposición se hizo con el cargo de Líder Demócrata del Distrito. Después de ser acusado por el New York Times de asemejar al Queens de la década de 1950 debido a su falta de diversidad, el partido leyó entre líneas y dio su apoyo a jóvenes hispanos como Fanjul para las posiciones del partido. El Distrito 34 es 58% latino. Ahora vamos a ver si el partido continúa con la tendencia de atraer a los grupos minoritarios mediante el apoyo al senador estatal José Peralta para presidente del condado de Queens.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MirRam to Decide between Espaillat & Linares El Diario NY

Roberto Perez | 07/11/2012 | El Diario

Now that the winner in CD 13 has been decided, the battle between Assemblyman Guillermo Linares and State Senator Adriano Espaillat begins. Something I find interesting in this political chess game is knowing who will get the powerful political consulting group MirRam in their corner. They advised Espaillat, in his battle with Congressman Rangel. But it just so happens that Luis Miranda, a partner at the firm, has a very strong bond with Linares going back years.

The question is, if MirRam will stay with Espaillat, who is the favorite to be the Congressman in CD 13 in two years, or will friendship triumph over business and the MirRam Group will work to elect father Guillermo to the Senate and daughter Mayra to the Assembly?.

According to my sources, the Mirram Group will go with Linares and not Espaillat in this battle. But for Linares to overthrow Espaillat he has to make sure that he has the war chest to do it.

Linares has strong ties to Mayor Bloomberg and Mirram partner and former Bronx Democratic Party Boss Roberto Ramirez consults for and has a strong relationship with the IDC and state Sen. Jeff Klein, who is a great fundraiser.

Moreover, the Manhattan Democratic Party who is at war with Espaillat after the battle with Charles Rangel, owes Linares its support. County leader, Assemblyman Keith Wright , knows that unless he makes peace with Espaillat, who is now a very formidable threat to the organization, he must help Linares with fundraising and institutional support, in order to pay back Espaillat for crossing Rangel.

On the other hand, a source informed me that the Espaillat campaign was tipped off by an elected official of the meeting between Keith Wright and the Board of Elections Tim Gay, a few days before the election, which resulted in much of accusations against the Board by the senator's campaign. When the numbers do not add up you can not blame anyone for thinking that where there's smoke there's fire.


Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro has decided to stay neutral in the fight between Linares and Espaillat.

Asesores de Espaillat podrían irse con Linares -

Asesores de Espaillat podrían irse con Linares -

Roberto Perez | 07/11/2012 | El Diario

Ahora que se decidió el ganador en el Distrito 13, la batalla entre el asambleísta Guillermo Linares y el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat comienza. Algo que me parece interesante en este ajedrez político es saber con quién se quedará el poderoso grupo de consultoría política MirRam -quienes asesoraron a Espaillat en su última campaña. Pasa que Luis Miranda, socio de la empresa, tiene un vínculo muy fuerte con Linares que se remonta años atrás.

La pregunta es, ¿MirRam se mantendrá firme con Espaillat, que con muicha probabilidad será el congresista del Distrito 13 en dos años, o la amistad triunfará sobre los negocios y trabajará para elegir a Guillermo al Senado y a su hija Mayra Linares a la Asamblea?.

Según mis fuentes, el Grupo MirRam va con Linares y no con Espaillat en esta batalla. Pero, para que Linares pueda derrocar a Espaillat tiene que asegurarse que tiene los suficientes fondos para enfrentarlo.

Linares tiene fuertes lazos con el alcalde Bloomberg y el socio de MirRam y exjefe del Partido Demócrata de El Bronx Roberto Ramírez tiene una fuerte relación con el senador estatal Jeff Klein, un gran recaudador de fondos.

Por otra parte, el Partido Demócrata de Manhattan quedí en guerra con Espaillat después de la batalla con Charles Rangel, y le debe a Linares el apoyo que le dio al congresista. El líder del condado, el asambleísta Keith Wright, sabe que, a menos lleguen a un trato con Espaillat, tienen ayudar a Linares recaudando fondos, o dándole apoyo institucional.

De otro lado, una fuente me informó que la campaña de Espaillat fue avisada por un funcionario electo de la reunión entre Keith Wright y Tim Gay, de la Junta de Elecciones, unos días antes de los comicios, lo que dio lugar a gran parte de las acusaciones en contra de la Junta por parte de la campaña del senador. Cuando los números no cuadran no se puede culpar a nadie por pensar que donde hay humo hay fuego.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In Northern Manhattan Peace is not a remote possibility El Diario NY

Roberto Perez | 07/04/2012 | El Diario

When the outcome in the 13th CD is decided, whatever the result, the only certainty is that politics makes strange bedfellows. So do not be surprised if all the characters now fighting and shouting, in the future kiss and embrace.

For example, if State Senator Adriano Espaillat is declared the loser against Congressman Rangel and decides to run again for his seat in the State Senate, District Leader Mark Levine , who confronted him in 2010 and is now his ally, could be the one which comes out ahead in an election that could include Assemblyman Guillermo Linares.

Hypothetically, Linares and Espaillat would split the Latino vote and Levine could secure the non-Hispanic vote. When Levine ran against Espaillat in 2010 he did very well in white-majority areas like the Upper West Side and Riverdale. Now that the district goes down to 25th Street this only improves his chances.

A peace treaty is not a remote possibility, remember that Linares and Espaillat put aside their differences in 2010, when they supported each other in their respective races and Espaillat backed Linares in 2002 when he faced the then State Senator Eric Schneiderman.

Levine, on the other hand, is bound to Espaillat, now that he 'burned' his former allies, Assemblyman Denny Farrell and Councilman Robert Jackson - by giving his support to Espaillat instead of Rangel. Therefore, if he runs for the council, he will need the support of Espaillat in an area with a lot of Dominicans, in which he could possibly face a number of Dominican candidates such as District Leader Maria Luna , an ex ally of Espaillat who was once his favorite for the seat until she supported Rangel. Corey Ortega from the office of Assemblyman Keith Wright, Socrates Solano from the office of Congressman Rangel and District Leader Marisol Alcantara, who can also make a claim for Espaillat's support.

My sources tell me that the supporters of Congressman Rangel are very happy with the work that Manny Tavarez did on his behalf, and plan to return the favor in his race against state Sen. Gustavo Rivera .

Un tratado de paz no es remoto -

Un tratado de paz no es remoto -

Roberto Perez | 07/04/2012 | El Diario

Cuando se defina el resultado de la contienda por el Distrito 13, cualquiera que sea el resultado, lo único cierto será que la política hace extraños compañeros de cama. Por lo tanto, no se sorprenda si todos los personajes que hoy se enfrentan y gritan, en el futuro se besen y abracen.

Por ejemplo, si el senador estatal Adriano Espaillat es declarado perdedor contra el congresista Rangel y decide postularse de nuevo por su escaño en el Senado estatal, el líder de distrito Mark Levine, que lo enfrentó en el 2010 y ahora es su aliado, podría ser el que salga ganando en una contienda electoral que podría incluir al asambleísta Guillermo Linares.

Hipotéticamente, Linares y Espaillat se dividirían el voto latino y Levine podría ganar al asegurar el sufragio de los votantes no hispanos. Cuando Levine se postuló en contra de Espaillat en el 2010 lo hizo muy bien en las áreas de mayoría blanca como el Upper West Side y River- dale. Ahora que el distrito va hasta la calle 25 esto sólo mejora sus posibilidades.

Un tratado de paz no es una posibilidad remota, recuerden que Linares y Espaillat dejaron de lado sus diferencias en 2010, cuando se apoyaron mutuamente en sus respectivas postulaciones y Espaillat respaldó a Linares cuando esté se enfrentó al entonces senador estatal Eric Schneiderman en el año 2002.

Levine, por otro lado, está unido a Espaillat, ahora que 'quemó' a sus antiguos aliados -el asambleísta Denny Farrell y el concejal Robert Jackson-, al dar su apoyo a Espaillat en vez de a Rangel. Por lo tanto, si se postula para el Concejo, él va a necesitar el apoyo de Espaillat en una zona con una gran cantidad de dominicanos, donde posiblemente podría enfrentarse a un número de candidatos quisqueyanos como la líder distrital María Luna, una exaliada de Espaillat que alguna vez fue su favorita para el escaño hasta que ella apoyó a Rangel.

Mis fuentes me dijeron que los partidarios del congresista Rangel están muy contentos con el trabajo que Manny Tavarez hizo en su nombre, y planean devolverle el favor en su contienda contra el senador estatal Gustavo Rivera.