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Mayor Diaz discusses 'House of Lies: Miami's Crisis'

City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and a few members of his staff met with the editorial board, editors and reporters at The Miami Herald on Tuesday to discuss the "House of Lies: Miami's Crisis'' articles that appeared on Sunday, June 3.

With Diaz were Javier Fernandez, policy aide to the mayor; Maria Santovenia, assistant city attorney who handles the foreclosure actions for the community development department' and Pedro "Pete'' Hernandez, city manager. Their voices are heard on this audio. Also present was Suzanna Valdez, the chief of staff for Diaz.

The Miami Herald voices include Joe Oglesby, editorial page editor; Anders Gyllenhaal, executive editor; Kathleen Krog, an editorial board member; and Larry Lebowitz and Oscar Corral, who helped report and write the "House of Lies: Miami's Crisis'' articles. Mike Sallah, who edited the project, and Assistant Managing Editor Manny Garcia also can be heard.