Miami

  1. The 's' word for Cuban-Americans

    Liliet Heredero

    BBC Mundo and Miami bureau chief

    Trump supporters in Miami

    Trump’s appeal to the large Cuban-American population in Miami-Dade county was palpable, judging by the loud and colourful "Trump trains" that have been going through for weeks. The ones for Biden were always smaller.

    As a Cuban myself, I've seen the majority of my friends and family members turn to Trump, as the message that Democrats are "socialists" really hit home.

    Cubans and Venezuelans, the other large diaspora here, have a kind of PTSD with the S-word, socialism.

    They both had to flee their countries after socialist governments ran the countries to the ground.

    The division has got so bad here that a Cuban friend recently told me he couldn’t say he supported Biden because of fears of being fired from his job for being "a socialist".

    "I can’t believe I ran away from communism to be labelled as one," he said.

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    Video caption: An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.

    An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.

  3. Miami Mayor: 'sheer numbers' are putting a stress on healthcare system

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    Video caption: Record numbers of Covid-19 infections are being reported in Florida and Texas

    Record numbers of Covid-19 infections are being reported in Florida and Texas.

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    Video caption: After four white policemen were acquitted of killing a black man, Miami rioted

    There were riots in Miami after white policemen were acquitted of killing a black man. Lonnie Lawrence spoke to Witness History about his friend.