August 31st, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Cuba is the first and last Spanish colony in the Caribbean so it makes sense that Cuban food would certainly have a strong Spanish influence. In fact, many of the Cuban dishes we eat today have roots in the Spanish region of Andalucia.Cuban food is very heavy in root and tuber types of food like malanga, potatoes, boniatos, and yucca. Other starchy food that is often incorporated includes...
August 25th, 2011
Written by Alonzo Weston in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Are the majority of Cuban Americans affiliated with the Cuban Mafia in Miami? If not, how do those who are not part of the Mafia survive in that environment? ~Sam in Los AngelesDear SamSaying that the majority of Cuban-Americans are associated with the Cuban Mafia is like saying all Italian-Americans are part of the Sicilian Mafia. Sweeping generalizations about any race or...
August 15th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
The mudflats along I-395 in Miami are not for the faint of heart. But for Dr. Pedro José Greer Jr. that is exactly where he belongs. Dr. Joe, as he is known to his patients, has spent his entire medical career treating the homeless and poor of Miami and he gives no indication that he is ready to give it up any time soon. He has made two major contributions to the city of Miami. But in the process...
August 3rd, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Like all ethnic groups in America, Cuban Americans experience the same problems as any other group, including teen pregnancy, youth incarceration, and substance abuse. With Miami being the most prominent home base for Cubans when they come to America, or where many have settled for years, it is a melting pot that offers both the good and the bad, issues ranging from cultural problems to the...
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