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A tour through Little Havana in Miami Florida

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By Linda Lange, Scripps Howard News Service “Every single minute of every single day you can walk anywhere in Miami and hear talk about what is going to happen when Castro dies,” says tour guide Charles J. Kropke. This nonstop chatter about Fidel Castro’s regime fills coffee shops,… Read More

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen welcomes assassination of Fidel Castro - video

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(Publisher note: She denies it but you can watch the video. We do not have enough evidence to take a side her but based on her history of lies and oppresion of the AMERICAN people, I would lean towards her being the liar and not the film makers.) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A congresswoman says a video clip… Read More

Cuban Americans want Cuba travel restrictions lifted but Diaz-Balart says no

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The Associated Press Twenty mostly Cuban exile organizations called on the U.S. government Monday to relax travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans who want to visit family on the island nation and to permit Americans to send humanitarian aid to the communist country. The request by the coalition Cuban… Read More

Descendants of CIA Bay of Pigs invasion win $91million judgement against Cuba

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(Original title: Castro Victims Awarded $91M) Jay Weaver and Tere Figueras Negrete | Miami Herald A New York federal judge on Friday ordered JP Morgan Chase Bank to turn over $91 million in frozen Cuban assets to a South Florida family and others who had won huge damages claims against Fidel Castro’s… Read More

Jaime Suchlicki’s distorted view of Cuba in transition

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By Jaime Suchlicki | Jaime Suchlicki is Emilio Bacardi Moreau Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami. He is the author of Cuba: From Columbus to Castro, now in its fifth edition. Publisher note: Original title: Transition Si, Succession… Read More

Santiago Alvarez - The good terrorist according to old Cuban exiles

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Original title: Cuban Community in Miami Rallies Behind Anti-Castro Activist By Peter Whoriskey | Washington Post Staff Writer He is, depending upon whom you talk to, either a terrorist or a patriot. The trial of Santiago Alvarez, a 65-year-old businessman here, is scheduled to begin this week on federal… Read More

Miami Herald Reporters take over $200,000 to push propaganda at Radio Marti

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BBC At least 10 Florida-based journalists were paid by the US government to contribute to anti-Cuba propaganda broadcasts, the Miami Herald says. Three writers have been sacked by the Miami Herald newspaper group for an alleged conflict of interest. One was paid $175,000 (�98,000) for hosting… Read More

Cuban Americans thoughts about reclaiming their Cuban land and homes

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BY AMY DRISCOLL | Miami Herald Lourdes Sampedro Pañeda remembers the grand marble entrance, the tiled interior courtyard with splashing fountain and the gracious staircase of her beloved childhood home in Vedado, an upscale section of Havana. Sampedro Pañeda’s sister, a nun, had an opportunity… Read More

LEONARD PITTS: Will Cuban exiles still be exiles when Cuba is open

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BY LEONARD PITTS JR. | KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS For some of us, Dec. 26 was the emptiest day of the year. After weeks of anticipation, the calendar moving with glacial speed, the big day—Christmas—had finally arrived in a blaze of tinsel and plastic and wrapping paper. It was, for a child,… Read More

Rational Cuban Americans from New Jersey talk about returning to Cuba

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By MIGUEL PEREZ | NorthJersey.com When Rafael Aleman first came to New Jersey, he figured he’d return to Cuba in a year or two. But that was in 1967, long before Aleman got married and had three daughters and three grandchildren, long before he became an American citizen, before he opened a Paterson… Read More

Former CANF Board member admits to planning terrorist attack against Cuba

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BY WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA | El Nuevo Herald A former board member of the Cuban American National Foundation says he and other CANF leaders created a paramilitary group to carry out destabilizing acts in Cuba and do away with Cuban ruler Fidel Castro. Jose Antonio Llama, known as Toñin, told El Nuevo Herald… Read More

The Key To Being Happy and Properous In the U.S.

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1. Be PROUD to be an American! 2. Lose the entitlement attitude, be grateful for the opportunities this wonderful country has given and continues to give to Hispanics. 3. Stop calling white people “gringos” when you do this your ignorance shows, you would not like it if a white person called… Read More

Cuban American Jews relive past life in Cuba

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BY ALEXANDRA ALTER | Knight Ridder Newspapers MIAMI - “Is this me?” Betty Faigenblat asked her friend Vivian, squinting at a 44-year-old photograph hanging in a corner of the Jewish Museum of Florida. “This is me,” Vivian Mechaber-Cascales said with delight, ignoring her. More… Read More

Santiago Alvarez allegedly organized armed incursion against Fidel Castro

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Associated Press U.S. prosecutors say a prominent Cuban exile from Miami allegedly launched a commando raid against Fidel Castro’s government. Documents say Santiago Alvarez allegedly helped plan and pay for an “armed incursion” in 2001 against the Cuban government. An informant told… Read More

The key to gain power for Hispanics in America

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The key to gain power for Hispanics in America 1.To get favorable immigration policies for legal and illegal immigrates 2. Dominate the lower economic worker force and Middle Class 3. Organize new workers into Unions 4. Legalize as citizen as possible with American Citizenship 5. Vote for political Worker… Read More

Hispanics business start ups above national average

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http://www.earthtimes.org Hispanic enterprise is leading the race among US businesses, growing three times faster than the national average, according to US Census Bureau figures. In 2002, Hispanic-owned businesses numbered 1.6 million, up nearly 31 percent from 1997. The national average provides… Read More

Discovering Little Havana

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BY NORMA DAVIDOFF | SPECIAL TO NEWSDAY One day in Miami’s Little Havana, I squeezed onto a bus whose passengers, all animated, all speaking Spanish, were debating some issue with great excitement. “How authentic!” I exclaimed spontaneously to my husband. Hearing that, a youth announced… Read More

Marketing to Hispanics successfully

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Danay Escanaverino The Hispanic market has been riding the headlines for the past couple of years as one of the fastest growing sectors of marketing. According to the third annual AOL/Roper U.S. Hispanic Cyberstudy, Hispanics are entering cyberspace at rapid pace with over 14 million US Hispanics… Read More

National Academies report on the future of Hispanics in America

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Thematuremarket.com Education and training are the linchpins that will give the nation’s Hispanic workers and their children important tools to contribute to and share in U.S. prosperity, says a new report from the National Academies’ National Research Council that examines the Hispanic experience… Read More

The Future of American Hispanics

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The Modesto Bee Low-skilled illegal immigrants are slowing the ascension of Latinos, as a group, into the U.S. middle class, the nation’s most prestigious research group warned Wednesday. The National Research Council pressed for more schooling and better health care to assist the Latino immigrants,… Read More

Hispanics will relocate to find jobs

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BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | ASSOCIATED PRESS Heartland communities with jobs to offer are becoming magnets for Hispanics, who account for half the nation’s population growth. Hispanics in the United States—both recent immigrants and people born here—are moving beyond traditional ports of… Read More

Hispanics growing and vital part of central Florida

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Victor Manuel Ramos | Sun Sentinel The hundreds of thousands of Hispanics who have settled in Central Florida are contributing more to the area than just raw population growth. The Hispanic population—growing by four people every hour for the past five years to zoom past the half-million mark in… Read More

Spanish Broadcasting System to launch Mega TV in South Florida

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Dominican Today The Spanish Broadcasting System, one of the biggest radio networks in that language in the United States, is reaching further into the growing Hispanic market with a new Latino television channel in South Florida. Mega TV will begin broadcasting on Wednesday on Channel 22 in Miami in… Read More

Study shows US Hispanics underrepresented in federal workplace

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By Karen Rutzick | Govexec.com Hispanics continue to be substantially underrepresented in the federal workplace, according to 2005 data published by the Office of Personnel Management Wednesday. Hispanics account for 7.4 percent of federal employees, but 12.6 percent of the general workforce, the figures… Read More

The power of next generation Hispanics

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By Luis Clemens | Multichannel.com The U.S. Hispanic population is in the midst of a seismic shift from one consisting primarily of Latin American immigrants to a second and third generation dominated by their U.S.-born children. With tens of millions of dollars in advertising and subscription fees potentially… Read More

A Cuban American’s journey home to Cuba

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BY NOAH BIERMAN | Knight Ridder Newspapers Elizabeth Cerejido collapsed in a surge of painful memories four years ago while walking up the broad steps of Cuba’s notorious 18th-century prison, La Cabana. As she toured the fortress, she began looking for the jail cells. ‘‘What are you… Read More

Unemployment rate for Hispanics falls

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Andrea Lehman | HispanicBusiness.com The New Year brought a slight drop in the unemployment rate for Hispanics, falling to 5.8 percent in January from 6.0 percent in December, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall U.S. unemployment rate also dropped by 0.2 percentage… Read More

Small Hispanic farms and nopales sales on the rise

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By JENALIA MORENO | Houston Chronicle At a time when many other farmers are giving up, Humberto Moctezuma dreams of increasing production on his cactus farm. “If the market demands it, I can grow with the market,” Moctezuma, 48, said on a recent morning as he examined his crop, fertilized… Read More

Two ways to increase your sales into the Hispanic marketplace

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By Amy Gillentine | Long Island Business News Research shows that Hispanic buying power equaled $580 billion in 2004, making the demographic a difficult one for businesses to ignore. In 2005, the buying power of the U.S. Hispanic market is expected to be larger than the gross domestic product of Mexico.… Read More

Hispanics fill one third of all new jobs created in 2005

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Andrea Lehman | HispanicBusiness.com The unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped slightly to 6.0 percent in December from 6.1 in November, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall U.S. unemployment rate also dropped by 0.1 percentage point, falling to 4.9 percent in December… Read More

Hispanic jobs at the federal government level

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By Darryl Fears | Washington Post Cyrus Salazar is one of the select few. Young, Hispanic and motivated to work as a public servant in Washington, he landed a job at the Department of Health and Human Services after leaving New Mexico State University in 1999. But seven years later, the Mexican American… Read More

Hispanics are major players in North Carolina economy

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Frank Norton | News Observer North Carolina Hispanics contribute $9 billion to the state’s economy through purchases, taxes and labor, a new study by researchers at UNC Chapel Hill shows. The figure — less than 3 percent of the state’s economic output — could double by 2009 if… Read More

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