Florida Cuisine Sizzles with Latin Flavors

By Janet K. Keeler Latin flavors are so ingrained in Florida’s culinary landscape that cooling down with an icy Mexican paleta or celebrating the weekend with a Cuban mojito is standard procedure. For generations, immigrants from Latin America have flocked to the state, followed by restaurants…

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Florida’s Hispanic Culture Speaks to the Past and the Future

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Florida learned to speak Spanish before it spoke English. The state’s connection to the Hispanic world dates back centuries, even before the founding of the United States, but today its Latin ties can be traced to modern migrations by Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans…

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Florida Destinations with a Latin Flair

By Lauren Tjaden Florida is ingrained with a deep, profound Hispanic culture. A delicious link to the Sunshine State’s Hispanic ethnicity can be found in its Latin-inspired restaurants, offering treats like salsa cruda, Cuban beans and rice, and sizzling fried plantains. Hispanic events include…

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Florida’s Hispanic Celebs and Sites

By Carlos Harrison Whether it’s conquistadors or the conga, artists, athletes or astronauts, Florida’s Hispanic connections reach long and deep. Here’s a quick list of some of the Sunshine State’s Hispanic cultural all-stars, both past and present, and where you can get up close and personal with…

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Miami Destinations for Cuban History and Culture

By Carlos Harrison Five hundred years after the first Spaniards set foot in Florida, the feel and appeal of all things Latin remains indelibly strong. Stands to reason. Their descendants multiplied exponentially and new ones from near and far just kept coming, making a bigger and bigger imprint…

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