Libre’s publisher is Demetrio Perez Jr., a former member of the Miami-Dade school board. In 2001, The Sun Sentinel reported that he had been sentenced to six months house arrest and given 18 months probation after he was indicted on charges that he defrauded the federal housing program. A personal website for Mr. Perez Jr. identifies him as a Cuban-American educator and activist based in Miami. A New York Times search of earlier issues of Libre found a number of false, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic statements in columns by Mr. Luque-Escalona. His targets have included Michelle Obama, the former first lady; the Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris; and the basketball star LeBron James.