In Miami, Cuban Americans have the power to push the state to the left


Cuban immigrants were drawn to the Republican party in the 80s, but their children and grandchildren are shifting the vote

Miami runs on Cuban cafecitos, Cuban sandwiches and “Cuban time” – a favorite excuse for being 45 minutes late. As the largest group of Latinxs in Florida and Miami, Cubans are credited with giving the city its cultural core.

A bit of Cuba can be heard in the Miami accent, tweaking a local’s tongue to round vowels and cut syllables. And Cubans are also heard through their politics, or so the cliche states: they will always push Miami, and Florida, to the right.

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