Miami: No Place Like It

To most refugees from Fidel Castro's Cuba, Miami seems like a home away from home—at least the way home used to be. In addition to its sunny climate and palm trees, an abundance of Havana-style restaurants and Spanish-speaking radio stations, Miami boasts the largest concentration of Cubans outside Castroland. About 180,000 refugees—two-thirds of the total—have settled there since 1959 and have quickly adapted to Yanqui ways. They are generally law-abiding and hardworking. The city's unemployment rate is down from a high of 12% in 1962 to 4.7%, and only 13,000 Cubans remain...

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