Richard Blanco is the first immigrant to be the poet for a US presidential inauguration. In his new memoir, he talks about Thanksgiving in his Cuban-American household, where it was treated more like San Giving — a saint's day.
Just a few years back, Miami was a city of empty condominium skyscrapers, after the housing market collapsed. But now those condos are starting to fill up, as Brazilian home buyers come in and pay with cash.
Ozzie Guillen, the newly minted Miami Marlins manager, has been given a five-game suspension for comments about how much he loves and respects Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Miami's Cuban refugee community is outraged through and wants him fired outright.
Miami has always been a hub for Cuban ex-pats. But recently, a group of students from the island just arrived in Florida carrying student visas. It marks the first academic trip of its kind since the revolution started 50 years ago. With the island loosening travel restrictions, programs like this are now emerging.