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Miami’s Little Havana placed on list of ‘national treasures’

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Historic preservation groups announced a partnership Friday with city officials to save Miami’s Little Havana, bidding to safeguard its heritage as the famed epicenter of the Cuban diaspora was placed on a list of “national treasures.” The nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation said awarding its special designation for the Spanish-speaking enclave is just one step of the partnership to protect Little Havana from large-scale developers who are transforming much of downtown Miami. Home to a vibrant community of Cuban…

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A rose for family of U.S. plantation owner executed by Fidel Castro

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One of Miami’s oldest cemeteries is so close to the Fidel Castro death celebrations at Café Versailles in Little Havana that its marble angels echo with conga-line cheers from Calle Ocho. Most of the people interred at Caballero Woodlawn Cemetery-North on Southwest Eighth Street — the many Cubans buried there, for sure — hoped to live long enough to hear the celebrations. There’s Jorge Mas Canosa, a Bay of Pigs veteran and founder of the Cuban American National Foundation, resting…

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Little Havana businesses join in call to pass Florida Competitive Workforce Act

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A coalition of local businesses from Miami’s iconic Little Havana neighborhood are stepping up to join the fight for statewide discrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Along with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the group of small business owners are the latest names to voice support for the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. With the new additions, more than 275 Florida companies and organizations have now backed the bipartisan legislation currently before…

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