• 1926-2016

    Fidel Castro

    On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada military garrison. The attack failed, but it was the beginning of Castro’s long march to power. Castro became one of the most divisive and authoritarian leaders of the 20th century. He died on November 26, 2016.

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  • Little Havana

    La Pequeña Habana ‘Little Havana” got its name from the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who fled their homeland between the late 1950s and early 1970s and settled in what originally was a lower-middle-class Southern and Jewish neighborhood.

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  • Cuban Rafter Crisis

    In the early ’90’s, Cuban rafters began to cast off in alarming numbers. On July 13, 1994, Cuban government boats sank a commandeered tugboat that left at least 39 people dead.

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The Longest Night: Part II

On New Year’s Eve, 1958,Havana witnessed a startling series of events that was to lead to the mass migration of 750,000 Cubans to the U.S. On December 1975, Tropic Magazine published the inside story of the night that changed Cuba -and Miami- forever. This is part two. Click here for part one.

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The Longest Night: Part I

On New Year’s Eve, 1958,Havana witnessed a startling series of events that was to lead to the mass migration of 750,000 Cubans to the U.S. On December 1975, Tropic Magazine published the inside story of the night that changed Cuba -and Miami- forever. This is part one. Click here for Part Two

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Fidel Castro: 1926-2016

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada military garrison. The attack failed, but it was the beginning of Castro’s long march to power. At the trial following the attack, Castro is reported to have closed his defense with the words: “Condemn me, it does not matter to me. History will […]

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Election Day Front Pages

Take a look at our election day front pages throughout the years.

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Miami-Dade County Courthouse Dedication | 1928

Built from 1926 to 1928, the 28-story pinnacled courthouse is 360 feet high, once ranking as the tallest building in the South. Its Flagler Street site made it Miami’s most imposing public edifice and a crossroads where the breezy, open lobby was Dade’s legal centerpoint. The steel-frame structure was actually built right over the first […]

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Overtown’s Musical Heyday: a Miami Herald Short Documentary

 

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Hurricane Andrew

On August 24th, 1992, a category 5 chainsaw called Hurricane Andrew cut a swath of ruin like no storm before it.More than 28,000 homes were destroyed, 107,000 damaged — a toll that made it the nation’s costliest natural catastrophe until Katrina in 2005. Fifteen people were killed in Miami-Dade alone. Dozens more died in exhausting […]

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of preserved Florida wetlands closed off to development but open to curious visitors. The park holds hundreds of species of wading birds, and is home to both the American crocodile and alligator. It was established as a protected national park Dec. 6, 1947.

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Alfred Hitchcock visits Miami, 1958

We were there….with Hitchcock By CARY WETTERAU Miami Herald Staff Writer Egg-shaped and affable Alfred Hitchcock, genius of the spine-chilling thrill; and his British wife Alma are in Miami for the first time since 1939. The film and TV producer-director arrived Friday for a weekend at the Carillon Hotel. (Then they go to New York […]

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