Juan Manuel Benitez

Juan Manuel Benitez appears in the following:

NYC Politics: Adams Clears Homeless Camps, Calls Himself 'Wartime General'

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Two City Hall reporters compare notes on this week's news, as the Adams administration cleared homeless encampments despite criticism from some advocates.

New York's Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Monday, November 22, 2021

A look at Democrats throwing their hats into the race for New York governor. 

Spanish Language Media and the 2021 City Races

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Juan Manuel Benitez joins to talk about what Spanish-speaking New Yorkers think about the election. 

Slashing $1B From NYPD Budget

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The budget has become a centerpiece of Black Lives Matter protests with calls to defund the NYPD. Has the mayor delivered?

Would You Vote for Bloomberg?

Friday, November 08, 2019

A last minute entry: arrogance or white knight? 

Are Queens Residents Happy With AOC?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a national celebrity, but she's also in Washington to represent New Yorkers. How do her constituents feel now that she helped scuttle the Amazon deal?

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Primary Day Special

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Watch video of Brian's broadcast live from The Greene Space talking to the co-hosts of FAQ NYC and Off Topic/On Politics about the contests.  

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Primarily New York: The Race For Attorney General

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Juan Manuel Benítez, Grace Rauh and Zack Fink, talk about the New York State Democratic primary for Attorney General.

Election Coverage in Other Languages

Friday, October 07, 2016

Listeners share what they are hearing and seeing about the presidential election in the United States in non-English media.


Chris Christie: GOP Top Brash

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A closer look at one of the most outspoken GOP presidential candidates.

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In Rare Moment of Unburdening, de Blasio Accuses Cuomo of Petty Politicking

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio says Governor Cuomo has acted out of personal interest and political "revenge" rather than in the best interest of his constituents.

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10 Years of 'Pura Politica'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Juan Manuel Benitez, the host of the NY1 show "Pura Politica," discusses local, regional, and national politics, as well as the 10th anniversary of his show.

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Recapping Bill de Blasio's First State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.

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The Bratton Appointment and the Inequality Agenda

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former Giuliani NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton to once again lead New York's police department. In a statement, de Blasio said that "Bill Brat...

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Today In Politics: Five More Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

With just five more days to go before the city's primary elections, the candidates competing to be New York City's next mayor and comptroller are working overtime to make their case with the voters.


Previewing Tonight's Big Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian is a panelist for tonight's debate -- the first official CFB debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Errol Louis of NY1, moderator for the debate, and Brian's fellow panelists Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1Noticias and NY1 reporter Grace Rauh discuss what to expect.

WNYC will air the debate live tonight, have live video and a live chat, plus debate bingo! All the information you need is here.

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NYC Debate Season is Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next...

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Lessons From The Netherlands Post-Sandy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NY1's Juan Manuel Benitez and Josh Robin talk about their travels to the Netherlands in search of lessons about storm mitigation for our region post-Sandy. Their special is called "Fighting the Tide" and the Spanish-language series is "Contra viento y marea"

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Bullhorn: Juan Manuel Benitez Asks For GOP - Press 1 Only?

Monday, September 20, 2010

"We speak English here!" is often the answer I get at Republican or Tea Party gatherings whenever I skim the crowd looking for a Spanish speaker that can produce a soundbite for my te...


Talking Politics: NYS Primary Preview

Monday, September 13, 2010

Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, and Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a website and monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, discuss the key races in tomorrow's primary.

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